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Old 02-09-2012, 04:02 PM   #1
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Question differential seal leak

Just installed 1400 hp axles on my 2010 SS and now both seals are leaking. we tried installing them twice and still leaking. be very careful when installing any axles!!! the seals will leak if you hit them the wrong way. ITS NOT THE AXLE!!! get new seals $9.00 before install.

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Old 02-09-2012, 04:15 PM   #2
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This is a common problem when installing new axles. The seals can easily be damage if you arent very careful when inserting them into diff. You will need new diff seals more than likely.
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Old 02-09-2012, 04:17 PM   #3
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This is a common problem when installing new axles. The seals can easily be damage if you arent very careful when inserting them into diff. You will need new diff seals more than likely.

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Old 02-10-2012, 01:02 AM   #4
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Just installed 1400 hp axles on my 2010 SS and now both seals are leaking. we tried installing them twice and still leaking. the second time the seal leak got worse. somebody out there had this problem? what should i try next?
If your car is lowered it could be that the axles are not penetrating the differential housing far enough to seal.
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Old 02-10-2012, 01:08 AM   #5
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Just installed 1400 hp axles on my 2010 SS and now both seals are leaking. we tried installing them twice and still leaking. the second time the seal leak got worse. somebody out there had this problem? what should i try next?
The very first thing I would do is contact the DSS, and see what they have to say...I agree with the others on this thread, but before doing anything, I would contact the vendor and let them help/guide you....
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its more then likely the seals, be careful this is known problem with any axles being installed
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Old 02-10-2012, 12:34 PM   #7
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its more then likely the seals, be careful this is known problem with any axles being installed
What's best way to avoid this? I will be taking out factory axles to to take diff out to install bushings. Just want to know the best technique if the seals or so fragile.

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Old 02-10-2012, 02:02 PM   #8
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as the Splined area leaves the diff just be very careful not to catch the splines or the groove for the snap ring, the seal for some reason is very fragile and will rip or dislodge the spring easy. just be careful
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Old 02-10-2012, 07:23 PM   #9
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crap like this happens, not a dss thing , it just happens , frank is def good at getting you fixed up...
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Old 02-10-2012, 08:24 PM   #10
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crap like this happens, not a dss thing , it just happens , frank is def good at getting you fixed up...
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Old 02-10-2012, 10:45 PM   #11
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they do have seal protectors that slid on over the seal and helps keep from nicking the seal. but I never use them if your very carful. the key is not to touch the seal with the end of the spline or snap ring. once the splines catch and starts going in your good from that point from damaging the seal. little grease won't hurt on the seal or mating surface on the axle shaft. the key is having full control as you come up on the seal with the axle end.
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Old 02-16-2012, 09:42 AM   #12
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Thanks!! gonna try new seals. will let you know if they work. two weeks with out my car sucks!!
How did you turn out?
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Old 02-23-2012, 10:48 AM   #13
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Update!!! just left rpm after installing new seals. so far so good with the leaking!! no leak!!
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Old 03-03-2012, 12:13 PM   #14
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Well just got around to flushing the diff fluid and sure enough soon as it started draining out there went two small springs from my old seals!!! So now no leak and new seals. Ready to hit the track and run it.
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