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I have a 1979 Midget with a leaking left rear axle. Apon loosening the
half shaft a small amount of hypoid came out which I assume is natural. I
also noted that there was no half shaft joint gasket visable, some thing
which looked and felt like form-a-gasket was it it's place. I don't know if
this is the problem but it sure doesn't help. The O ring was is place and
looked good. I did not undo the big axle nut. My question is, what holds
back the hypoid oil? the half shaft gasket, the O ring, or the oil seal, or
all of the above. Do you think I can get by without pulling the half shaft
and pressing on and pressing off the bearing and oil seal, and just replace
the half shaft gasket and O ring.
Thanks in advance for your help.
Dave Nesseth email@example.com