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Old 28-04-2012, 06:14 AM
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I found a leaking axle oil seal because my rear L/H rear brake started to grab.
The oil gets on the pads and gums up the shoe dust.
Not unusual to find it this way I know. 80,000ks
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Old 28-04-2012, 09:52 AM
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That's a bit of a bugger John.

If not warranty, hope it's an easy replace on the Nav.
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I found a leaking axle oil seal because my rear L/H rear brake started to grab.
The oil gets on the pads and gums up the shoe dust.
Not unusual to find it this way I know. 80,000ks
Hi John I have the same problem same side. Was able to pick up a bearing kit for less than $300 it was better than paying $800 for a genuine nissan axle. Still have to replace it currently working on head. David
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Old 20-06-2012, 07:58 AM
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Dealer fixed the inner oil seal under warranty, ( extended warranty coming into play) back in April, didnt replace the shoes though.
Shoes gumed up again this week. Took it back, n told em not impressed.
Now they saying lets do inner seal which means bearing and that means whole axle assembly. Now i see why they tried to only do inner. They say they dont replace bearing only. Seems silly to me. $300 vs $800.
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Old 21-06-2012, 10:43 AM
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you would of only had to pay $25 just for the seal wich you can get from the dealer under a slightley different part number which i posted on here about 3 weeks a go, I just did both of mine for $50 i think i posted it under m226 axle. cheers
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Old 21-06-2012, 10:45 AM
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no scratch that it was posted under rear axle oil seal,
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you would of only had to pay $25 just for the seal wich you can get from the dealer under a slightley different part number which i posted on here about 3 weeks a go, I just did both of mine for $50 i think i posted it under m226 axle. cheers
Did you find the bearings were sealed greased or open oiled by the diff oil plz?
The dealer now reakons the seal (inner) didnt leak this time it was the outer and the grease from the (sealed) bearing.
Of course i am sceptical about the bearing having enough grease to flood the shoes so badly that they NOW need replacing when they apparently didnt need to be replaced in thr first place.
In the first instance the dealer didnt have a place in his schedule to look at it immedeatly so i had my local mech (30yr toyota trained now has his own very successful shop) look at it. He said the seal was gone and it and the brake shoes needed doing. He cleaned the shoes with brakeclean for me so i could drive it. As i said the brakes were grabbing and the left would lock up in the wet.
If indeed the bearings are greased and the inner oil seal leaked oil through the bearing enough to wet the shoes, wouldnt the bearing need replacing or repacking anyway?
Perhaps im just cynical
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it's definetly greased... the inner seal prevents oil contaminating the grease.....
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it is greased I have two axles on the bench and they are greased.
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Ok confirmed greased bearings, thanks. They did an axle assembly on the left and new shoes today. see how it goes.
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