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well i cant figure out why my d-side axle seal is leaking.... i just got my car running again a few weaks ago... it allready had a fairly new seal it from a while back (its been awhile since its ran) well it leaked.... so i figure ill try a brand new seal... and its STILL leaking... im pretty sure ive installed the axle right, i mean, it clicks in with the clip when i push it in, and of course the bracket lines up... and when i installed the seal, i made sure i got the metal part of the seal tight against the tranny... its leaking from the inner side of the seal, and leaks its ass off... i have a galant tranny in my 1990 GSX... im assuming the gsx seals are the same tho? maybe not??? i used the awd seal kit from machv... says it fits all 1g awd dsm's...
short of simply trying another seal, ild like to hear some input, or find out if something else is wrong?
 

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I know on my old Laser I had, it seems the passenger side axle seal leaked no matter what I tried. I had three differant brand name seals in there and it had a small/slow leak for the whole time I owned it.
 

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thats the suck... mine leaks its ass off, most of the fluid is gone a few days after i fill it up (depending on how much i drive)

a slow leak i could halfway stand at this point, but having less than a quart of fluid in there is probably not good... the last thing i need is a seized tranny...
 

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definately a possibility... guess ill just try a new seal and see what happens... whats the best way to install one of these?? ive always started out tapping one side in with a hammer, and slowly work my way around... it would be nice to have a socket or something as large as the outside of the seal to be able to tap it in more evenly, but i dont have that...
 

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well i pulled it all down again... i measured the seal and axle dia with a caliper... theres no way that part is not sealing...

i noticed a small hole in the outside section of the seal , not the actual part that seals tho...(top side of it, cant remember if it was there when i bought it or not) another thing about the outter section, it doesnt seal up tight... is it even supposed to seal up tight around it?? seems odd but its a brand NEW seal
another thing that crossed my mind was the speed sensor... i pulled it out and the o-ring looked ok... i just dont see how i could loose virtually all of my fluid from there... being on top of the tranny and all
hopefully this makes since, if your familiar with the seal i guess youll know what im talking about...
 

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ok well, i figured it out... the bolt under the starter, that mounts the tranny to the block... had fallen out... and was allowing the tranny to ever so slightly slide away from the block.... and after looking at my old trashed tranny, it looks like this bolt hole, goes into the tranny... so if there is no bolt in it, it leaks thru....

now if that bolt would just not have broken off inside there... ild be in alot better shape... so now i have to Fing drop the tranny... extract this bolt... and more than likely re-tap and/or heli-coil it.... :mad:
 

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make sure you lubricate the seal atleast with a lil tiny bit of oil before you install it.

make sure the round spring on the seal is in towards the tranny.

tap the seal in with a rubber or wooden hammer if you have one.
 

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I had the same problem the last 4 days while it was up on jacks, it was leaking out the same seal.
Mine was missing that same bolt, and the one on the front bottom was not tight. I ordered the missing bolt and torqued down the front bolt and mine stopped leaking also
 
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