Axle tube leaking


Old 08-01-07, 09:05 AM
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Axle tube leaking

I am going to restore my 1978 TransAm and I noticed the driver side axle tube is leaking where it meets the differential housing. Is there a proper way to repair this or must I get a new rearend. I want to do it the proper way. Thanks

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Old 08-01-07, 10:26 AM
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Is this a leak, or has the lube just "weeped" from where the axle tubes meet the 3rd member housing? The tube assemblies are a press fit into the housing and over time you will see a small amount of weepage or staining in the area where the two parts come together. I would wire brush the axle and paint it. You could apply a small bead of RTV to where the tube meets the housing.

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