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Crestwood1001 01-04-2012 06:56 PM

WK Axel Seals
My passenger side rear axel seal is bad. You can smell axel grease once its warmed up. Does anyone know what's involved in replacing it, and costs associated with the repair? I'd like to get it taken care of ASAP.

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2005 WK 01-06-2012 06:10 AM

Re: WK Axel Seals
I need info about the same exact thing. Just got an oil change and they told me my front pass. side axle seal was leaking pretty bad.

Crestwood1001 01-06-2012 07:36 AM

Guess no one knows?

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2005 WK 01-06-2012 01:01 PM

Re: WK Axel Seals
I talked to a buddy of mine and he said you basically have to take apart everything on that side (pads, rotors, and maybe the knuckle) then you can pull the axle out and replace the seal. The guys at the oil change said the seal is only 10-15 bucks but the job requires some labor. If i get mine fixed anytime soon, ill post and let you know

2005JGC 01-06-2012 01:13 PM

Front axle seals are a completely different animal than the rear... I have heard a common leak in the rear is actually though the hub itself. Very simple and straight forward... The rear uses floating axles so each end is splined. Remove the caliper, rotor, wheel speed sensor (so as not to damage it) then un bolt the hub assembly, on the rear its just an oring... Make sure as with all orings that you lube it prior to assembly.

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Crestwood1001 01-06-2012 02:23 PM

What would you say is a fair amount of time to complete the job? What else should be done with it? I'm assuming more grease, and I need to do my dif fluid anyway

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2005JGC 01-07-2012 02:49 AM

I could probably do both in about 30min on a hoist with air tools... That said I've had a couple of them apart ;)

Honestly I would suggest you have at least 3hr on your first go, shouldn't take you that long but its hard to take a job and assign a value for how long it should take someone I don't know if ya get my drift.

You could top the rear diff off... Unless its like dripping I think you will be supprised at how little has actually escaped.

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Crestwood1001 01-07-2012 10:01 AM

Do you have a part number for the seal?

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LandEagle 08-12-2014 03:59 PM

Re: WK Axel Seals
W0133-1796395 is fr the mopar seal o-ring. Just read few more posts, its really recomended to change the whole hub.

110K miles and started to leak on mine ;)

brentwoodkris 08-13-2014 09:13 AM

Re: WK Axel Seals
If the rear hubs are anywhere near the PITA that removing the front hubs are, then be prepared for a time suck. I had to pry my front hubs off with a sledge and screwdriver, which took forever, and there was barely even any surface rust to be seen. Good thing I was only pulling it to replace it, because between the PbBlaster, propane torch, sledge, and screwdriver, it wasn't too pretty by the time it broke loose...

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