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Question about leak in the diff......

 
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Old 07-25-2014, 09:55 PM
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I own a all original 1997 XJ6 VP...

I noticed the front main seal in my diff was leaking..... my questions....

1. Can I JUST drop the drive shaft and replace the front seal?

2. Or do I need to tear out a lot to reach the front seal?

3. And any suggestions on replacing anything while im in the neighborhood?

She has 139k and runs great... i did spray and check the air breather and I added rear oil 2 months ago... 90w 50 i think? No noise coming from the diff.... tks guys
 
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Jake,

I believe it is doable with the shaft out of the way, but I have not done mine, so hands on is not available.

Most weepage of this sort I have sorted with good old fresh oil, and a clean of the diff breather.

ALSO the 1997 XJ6 is known as an X300, and I strongly suggest a reposting that area to maximise responses, and expertise in that style of diff unit.
 
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Tks Grant...

I thought i was in the XJ6 (X300) area.... It looks like it can be done.... i had it on a lift yesterday when i noticed the leak.... my mechanic and I think it might be done with out pulling the shaft? I will post back in a few days or so when i can get it done...tks..... jake
 
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