Leaking rear axle seal at differential

pmay805

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Driver's (left side of car) rear axle seal is leaking at differential. This is what my Indie told me. It's a 2003 E500. Apparently it has just starting showing signs of leakage. Is this a serious problem? How soon should I have it repaired? Is it a complex / expensive job? Thanks for any input. :D
 
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Corned

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I don't know how expensive/extensive the job is, but didn't your indie give you an idea at the time?

It's not a common problem, as this is the first post I recall on here mentioning such a thing.

How soon you should fix it depends entirely on how bad it is leaking. If it is a proper leak, then soon. The diff won't take kindly to running without the correct level of lubricant.

If it's just a slight weeping, then it's perhaps not so serious at this moment. One to monitor for a week or two perhaps?
 

y13pmc

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hi part cheap as chips from merc took my indy about 2hours
pete
 

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