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Old 09-01-2017, 04:16 AM
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I have a stx 550Navara and have had the rear axle seal replaced twice and still have problems with the seal leaking so back to Nissan who tell me that it is the inner seal that is leaking and the whole axle assembly requires replacing. total quote including rear drum brakes and labour was $2900 and I've got them down to $2100. To me this still seems excessive, just wondering what others have been paying for this.
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Old 09-01-2017, 06:11 AM
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i would be doing the job myself, stuff paying that much money for such a simple job. the seals are easy to replace after the axle is removed.
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Old 09-01-2017, 07:21 AM
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Apparently if the inner seal is gone than you have to replace the whole axle assembly.
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Old 09-01-2017, 07:50 AM
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are you 100% sure about that ?
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Old 09-01-2017, 10:10 AM
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What the nissan service guys told me, and have read this elsewhere. Why they would design it this way beats me.
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Old 09-01-2017, 10:40 AM
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i don,t beleive that you have to replace all this cause a seal goes. Nissan will tell you anything sometimes to get you inas they just like to replace the whole assembly and not just the needed parts. get a quote from an independant mechanical workshop and see wht they say.
i did a quick google and apparently you can replace both seals on there own.
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Old 10-01-2017, 12:21 AM
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I believe I would be following "Jonney's" suggestion, unless you are made of Money
or have a Money Tree in your backyard!!!!!!

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Old 15-02-2017, 10:05 AM
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Hey fellas, Interested in how this all turned out as have just found a puddle of diff oil in my rear rim of the 550. Axles are out but need to press the ABS ring and the chamfered collar off before I can replace the outer seal. ABS ring was tight but eventually popped but the collar is proving a bit more of a challenge. Anybody succeeded in changing the outer seal without a) assuming the position with Nissan or b)not destroying the collar...

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Old 15-02-2017, 10:43 AM
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could you safely apply heat to the collar so it expands slightly making it slide off the axle ?
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Old 15-02-2017, 10:54 AM
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Yeah thats on the cards next. Had a heat gun on it today but no joy... might have to step it up a bit and fire up the gas tomorrow. Otherwise a nice bead of weld around the collar and suck it up and grab a full kit.
Will see how the heat goes tomorrow.

On another note, are they an oil filled hub or greased bearing do you know? I didn't have a speck of grease left anywhere so either the oil has diluted it or its an oil filled hub..... so why have an inner seal?
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