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Diff pinion seal leak

Discussion in 'Defender 90 / 110 / 130' started by chrisstdt, Apr 15, 2021.

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  1. chrisstdt

    chrisstdt Active Member

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    Changed the seal on my 24 spline diff last week as it was leaking (oem frc 8220)

    Bolt on flange surface was pretty good but I still cleaned it up with emery

    Noticed today its leaking again

    Am I best to get a kit with seal and new flange or could it be something else

    Thanks
     
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    did you pack rear of seal with grease to hold garter spring in place whilst you tapped new seal home
     
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    No I didn't james ,can't say I have before

    Is the spring likely to have come off ?
     
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    if you tap the seal home
     
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    That's what I did so that's likely why she's still leaking !
     
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    cant say 100% but its a common fail as ive learned over the years
     
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    Thanks for the help il get another seal ordered
     
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    Fitted a new seal ,spring was still on the one I took out
    Checked axle breather and it was blocked so cleared it

    All should be OK now
     
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