Differential Seals

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What are Differential Seals?

Differential Seals are components of a vehicle’s driveline and axles. They help form a barrier between the differential housing and the axle housing, forming a seal that keeps differential fluid in the differential and prevents it from leaking.

What is the purpose of Differential Seals?

Differential Seals help to keep differential fluid in the differential, lubricating the moving parts inside. This helps to reduce wear and tear, increasing the life of the differential.

How can you tell if your Differential Seals are faulty?

If your Differential Seals are faulty, you may notice oil leakage around the differential housing, or a decrease in differential fluid levels. You may also notice strange noises coming from the differential, such as whining or grinding.

Can a faulty Differential Seal cause damage?

Yes, a faulty Differential Seal can cause damage to the differential and other parts of the driveline, such as the axle shafts. If oil is leaking from the seal, it can reduce the amount of lubrication to the differential, leading to increased wear and tear.

How do you replace Differential Seals?

Replacing Differential Seals requires the removal of the differential housing and axle housing. This should be done by an experienced mechanic, who will be able to properly remove and install the new seals.

  1. Drain the differential fluid.
  2. Remove the differential housing and axle housing.
  3. Clean the surfaces of the housings to ensure a proper seal.
  4. Install the new seal, making sure it is seated correctly.
  5. Re-install the differential and axle housings.
  6. Fill the differential with the appropriate fluid.