Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Southern Alberta
Car: 99 Legacy Outback EJ25 Auto "Agent 99", 95 Legacy EJ22 Standard, 99 Forester EJ25 Auto
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Front transaxle (?) seal question
Sorry if my nomenclature is a little off - I'm still getting used to the geometry of this whole thing.
I'm taking care of a few odds and ends on the 95 Brighton we picked up a few weeks ago, including changing the front driver's side CV axle. (I got a Curt hitch from the junkyard too yesterday for $30, so I'm pretty pleased with myself at the moment.) When I pulled the CV axle off the transmission/transaxle/whatever's output shaft, I noticed a little leakage, and the outer metal portion of the seal came off with the inner CV, so obviously that seal's going to have to be replaced too.
My question is this: Is there anything weird or difficult about doing that seal? The reason I ask is that it isn't even mentioned in Haynes, though they go through procedure for replacing the rear side gear seals.