Grease leaks on drive shaft

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Grease leaks on drive shaft

Postby B4L_Danny on Wed, 17 Jun 2020 9:55 +0000

Hey all.

Replaced drive shafts not even 2 weeks ago. Old ones had cracked and leaked grease/started to crack.

Checked the left drive shaft this morning (where the leaking one originally was) and it seems like theres still grease all over it. It looks fresh but I didn't clean the old grease leakage/spill first I'm not too sure.

Surely the new drive shafts aren't cracking already? Could it be a component above it that's leaking?

I've wiped it clean so if it happens again I'll know for sure it's not residue from the old DC's.

Thanks

EDIT: If it helps, the colour of the grease was dark grey.

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Re: Grease leaks on drive shaft

Postby martynvella on Thu, 18 Jun 2020 7:15 +0000

Pics didnt come out.
You have posted in the 78 to 05 page, I didnt think they had independant front ends in those days. What model is it and is it the rubber boots where the cracking was?
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Re: Grease leaks on drive shaft

Postby hiluxxury on Thu, 18 Jun 2020 9:30 +0000

Yeah some models did - are we talking from drive shafts here?

Any update after wiping the new ones clean?
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Re: Grease leaks on drive shaft

Postby martynvella on Thu, 18 Jun 2020 10:16 +0000

Sounds like he means half shafts.
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Re: Grease leaks on drive shaft

Postby B4L_Danny on Thu, 18 Jun 2020 4:32 +0000

@Everyone sorry boys had a long day at work.

Yep turns out there is a small split in the Boot of the drive shaft. No idea how considering their brand new from Repco.
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Re: Grease leaks on drive shaft

Postby B4L_Danny on Thu, 18 Jun 2020 4:33 +0000

hiluxxury wrote:Yeah some models did - are we talking from drive shafts here?

Any update after wiping the new ones clean?


Yeah mate, read what I wrote before. No good.
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