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Old 19 Jul 2015, 12:52 pm
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Default Tranny leak

I changed the right side cv axle. I used a Advance Auto one that was supposed to be a perfect fit, but now I have a leak at the cv joint. I made sure to tap the axle in to fully set it and it appeared to seat fully. Any thoughts!
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Old 19 Jul 2015, 12:59 pm
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Default Re: Tranny leak

This is a non-turbo model, right?

You may have damaged the seal when you replaced the shaft.

I would first remove the new shaft and compare to the old one if you still have it. Check the diameter and check the distance the shaft should be going into the transaxle housing and mark it on the new shaft. Then reinstall in the housing to make sure it is in far enough.

Also, while you have the shaft out, inspect the seal very well. You may see where it has been nicked or stretched out. These seals are only about $5 and not that difficult the change.
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Old 19 Jul 2015, 01:33 pm
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Default Re: Tranny leak

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I changed the right side cv axle. I used a Advance Auto one that was supposed to be a perfect fit, but now I have a leak at the cv joint. I made sure to tap the axle in to fully set it and it appeared to seat fully. Any thoughts!
you should ALWAYS change the seal when you change an axle as they are cheap and it's quick. sometimes however, a new seal will leak with a new axle.

if you are still having issues with a new seal, read here. the fix is described in detail in post #5 CV Axle, Transmission seal leaks

just a heads up on removing the axle. i have a quicker way to do it that does not involve taking half the car apart. link: Passenger Front Axle Removal and Install

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Old 19 Jul 2015, 02:20 pm
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Thanks for the info. I'll remember this trick when I go back in to examine/replace the seal. I appreciate the input.
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