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Old 24 Apr 2011, 11:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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gear box shaft seal leaking again!

hi
ive got a 01 bug eye wrx and the drivers side front drive shaft seal in the gear box is leaking again and its only been 2 weeks since i had Subaru replace the oil one.
any ideas what would cause this as there seems to be quite a lot of them out there that have the same problems but icant find any one with a answer.
thanks for your help.

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Old 01 May 2011, 07:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: gear box shaft seal leaking again!

Fitted these to a few cars and on most cars theirs a spring on inside of the seal that must fit facing into the gearbox if not it will leak oil, never fitted one to a subaru so not 100% sure if the oil seals have this same spring but sure subaru know what their doing I hope anyway if its not that then it could be that the box overfilled with oil and the pressure blowing out oil seals but doubt that some how
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Re: gear box shaft seal leaking again!

take it back to Subaru
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Re: gear box shaft seal leaking again!

well its apears to have stoped now so im assuming its just the seal bedding in?
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Re: gear box shaft seal leaking again!

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well its apears to have stoped now so im assuming its just the seal bedding in?
Or the level of oil has dropped
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Old 03 May 2011, 10:54 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Re: gear box shaft seal leaking again!

Well that's the thing as it hasn't dropped in oil. When I mean leak it's a small drop that collects at the bottom of the webbed retainer plate for the shaft seal. Def gear box oil as it's red. If it continues I'll pack the seal with heavy grease and hope for best. Just bothers me that I shell out for the Subaru stealer to fix it and it leaks again. Oh the joys of a old car
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