I'm finally gonna get to this tomorrow morning. I did find the GM seal at a local dealer so I picked one up to compare to the other seal I had. The two look totally different. Think I'll use the GM part and take the other one back.
Like I said, a lot of people have made the same mistake. Glad you found the site and this thread to know before you tore into it! :thumbsup:I'm finally gonna get to this tomorrow morning. I did find the GM seal at a local dealer so I picked one up to compare to the other seal I had. The two look totally different. Think I'll use the GM part and take the other one back.
The differential seal thats faces the oil pan is not gm#12479302 the correct number is gm#12471617. The reason I know is I ordered gm#12479302 and it is to small for the differential housing. It is however the correct seal for the disconnect housing. Just posting this because I couldn't find the inner seal number anywhere online.fyi i figured all of this out exept the main question
the drivers side diff seal (the one that normally leaks onto axle and slings around)
is gm#14271618. this is the one i needed, called drivers side or left hand OUTER
the one that is also the drivers side is the seal that faces the oil pan, gm# 12479302 this is the one that the store will normally try to sell you... called drivers or left hand side INNER
the timken carrier bearing that you may normally find damaged under the adjuster nut is JL69310 (outer race only, hand removable) I found this at carquest on the shelf.
still need to know a good rule of thumb for reinstalling and preloading the adjuster without all the technical mumbo jumbo. the thing was loose enough that i could unscrew it by hand, so thats my starting point for reinstallation.
there is a conveniently placed access cap right next to the cv shaft opening. use an 18mm socket to access it. the cap is sealed with a reusable o-ring. fill the case up until it starts to drip out, that is the proper level.Here is a completely ignorant question... I'll be attpenting this next week and wanted to know, WHERE do you check and refill the 75w-90 axle oil? Haven't seen any photos anywhere and I do not have an owners manual.
Read this article and do another search for replacing the half shaft. You will get more info than you know what to do with.Hello all,
I purchased a 2003 TB LTZ 6cyl, I have an issue, Heard some humming in the front left, thought it was a wheel hub assembly, Was told that it was the half shaft/cv axle into the diff? How bad of an issue is this and what do i need to do to fix
The pics from post 76 are about as good as you are gonna see. It simply lets the clip release from brute force, nothing special about it. Otherwise see post 72 for another way to go about it. Good luckSchurkey, would you happen to have anymore pics of the process of removing the CV? Preferably the angle and placement of this long blunt drift? I am trying to understand how this tool makes the retaining ring release the CV joint. I do not want to damage anything as all I am replacing is the seal.