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Blown Rear Axle Seal

Had my car up on lift today just going over everything and getting ready for first spring track day. I notice rear diff fluid all over inside of right rear wheel and it's leaking pretty bad. Anyone else experience a blown axle seal??
 
I'm sure you're not the first but this is not a common problem. Your dealer should fix it with no questions asked. Good luck with the repair.
 
thanks to all and dealer replaced seal under warranty with no questions asked. Also had installed a JLT rear diff expansion tank. Unfortunately I was hoping to do my first track day of the season today but woke up to 35 degrees and snowing here in Chicago. Will this winter ever end!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

JScheier

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I've never seen any aftermarket seal solutions for the rear axle. The OEM seals are pretty good, but as most of the track rats have found out, heat will kill them pretty quickly.
 
I am getting my passenger side replaced again this week. It will be the second time I have had it replaced and it will be covered under warranty.
 
Thanks guys. It's being replaced this afternoon under powertrain warranty. Kudos to Ford and part of the reason why the other 12 vehicles I own are blue oval and get serviced at my dealer.
 
steveespo said:
#differentialcooler

Not so sure it is the temp of the oil creating the seal failure or the temps of the brake rotors, although the hot oil can't help. I did not look at the failed seal the first time, but I am going to ask to see the failed seal this time.
 

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06mach1 said:
Not so sure it is the temp of the oil creating the seal failure or the temps of the brake rotors, although the hot oil can't help. I did not look at the failed seal the first time, but I am going to ask to see the failed seal this time.

Cooler oil will keep hot bearings and seals cool and prevent brake heat from creating weepers. I also want to setup ducting for the rear brakes. Contrary to popular belief the rear brakes do a fair amount of work.
 
steveespo said:
Cooler oil will keep hot bearings and seals cool and prevent brake heat from creating weepers. I also want to setup ducting for the rear brakes. Contrary to popular belief the rear brakes do a fair amount of work.

The rear brakes do even more work with the increased rear bias on the 302S ABS module. I cooked the rear caliper seals after 3 track days.......
 

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