As I say the overall cost is difficult to predict until the full extent of the damage is known. The reason for reporting this is that I have to replace both axles to replace bearings and seals since they are pressed on. But no bother I can tell that any information that is gathered from you is a bit suspect considering that you could not determine which vehicle I was refering too in my original inquiry about the axle seal. Then move it away from the axle. I talked to my local Nissan shop and there answer was get a new axle or new roller and spacer and they can heat it u and cut the pieces off. You have to remove the pinion to inspect it. I even called my dealer back in the states and he recommends a machine shop but won't tell me how they do it in their shop.
Anything else I should check or inspect while Im doing this service? Truck has been driven every day for 7. Apply a constant pressure on the slide hammer while turning the slide hammer 180 degrees periodically while pulling the axle oil seal out. You can reassemble it in a vise if you don't have access to a press. Remove the axle bearing studs to release the axle bearing from the back plate and torque member using a suitable hammer or press. Remove the snap ring and shim washer. Also, do you recommend replacing both axle assemblies instead of just the leaking one? This will create a grinding noise and in severe cases even damage to the axle spindle. Thanks There is a good explanation in the fsm.
I should've re routed the breather when this happened, because just 15,000 miles later the diff filled with water due to the breather being in such a stupid spot. Draw the axle shaft assembly out of the axle case using Tools as shown. Drill a hole in the side of it. Sounds like you encountered this before and didn't see any difference between original and replacement parts. Posted on Sep 04, 2011 Hi This sounds very much like a problem with your front wheel bearings. Remove the parking brake assembly from the back plate and torque member.
Remove the rear brake caliper assembly without disconnecting the brake hose and reposition out of the way. So we took it in and were told that the breather for the differential got clogged full of mud and therefore the grease had destroyed the seals because of all the pressure. Nissan has denied all requests for relief in what is, obviously, not an isolated defect. I know it cost more. Discard the bearing ring retainer. Should have been a recall along with manifolds I had to replace and radiator issues.
I was under the impression the axle assemble needed to be replaced because the seals caused a groove in the axle causing the leak. I got the seal and pulled the axle, what fun that was only to discover that the axle seal is mpossble to replace without a machine shop because there is a hydraulically pressed spacer after the bearing roller that keeps me from getting the seal off. Do you recommend a diff service while working on the rear end? Changed the fluid and buttoned it back up, not really thinking twice about it. The fluid and differential breather should also be replaced. Do not reuse the axle oil seal once it is removed. The leak soaked the Parking brakes and disc brake pads.
I Know its the wheel seal or axle seal whatever you want to call it needs to be changed however, how hard is it to do to change it out. Put the flat chisel against the race and drive it off. You will be able to see if there is damage when you get the old seal and bearing off. . Remove the wheel studs using a suitable hammer or press.
. Adam If you have a howl while you are accelerating you probably have a bad pinion bearing also. I could use another truck but if this problem doesn't get rectified, I'll be purchasing another vehicle, and not from Nissan. How unfortunate but on the C200 Rear end there is no other way to re-install a new seal without removal of the bearing assy. Slide the pieces on and use the jaws of the vise to support the bearing and use a hammer to drive it together. I'm planning on replacing the right rear axle assembly since its toast. Sounds like you encountered this before and didn't see any difference between original and replacement parts.
Remove the bearing ring retainer from the axle shaft using Tool as shown. They won't so they have seen the last of me. Since Nissan recommended replacement of so many parts, they probably know all about the problem and the fix. I replaced the entire rear brake assembly, replaced the breather cap, and had to pull both rear axles to replace the bearings and seals. Any further info is greatly appreciated. Nissan tried to say that the age of the truck, 7.
Truck is babied and not at all stressed. I will never buy another Nissan product again. My only confusion is based on the technical bulletin. The fluid and differential breather should also be replaced. If you are going to check the pinion bearing then you will have to remove the other axle so yes you should replace that seal and bearing while you are in there. Dealer admitted that they see this a lot. If you are going to check the pinion bearing then you will have to remove the other axle so yes you should replace that seal and bearing while you are in there.