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07 SportChassis Axle Seal

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Howdy all,

I've had left rear axle seal start leaking on my 07 SportChassis.  Only have 76k on the truck.  Is this typical for the age and mileage?  I was thinking it seems a bit early for one to go.  Anyone know what sort of wallet damage I might be in for?  

Thanks!

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A seal should be around $40 and labor should be about 2 1/2 hours depending if you have air or hydraulic brakes and how muck oil is on the brakes. 

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If your brakes have ANY oil them, replace them. You can never get it out of the shoes and you save yourself a lot of issues later not to mention the safety aspect and replace them while the mechanic is in there.

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Ok, thanks for the info and yeah I figured oil soaked brake shoes are probably not recoverable.  I always like to get some wisdom from the community before I go into the shop and potentially get dinged for something.  B)

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Ah good point, I'll check that breather out today, I'd hope they thought of that but it never hurts to look for oneself.  To also put a little closure on this and thanks to everyone for the info - I did get the seal replaced by a seemingly well reviewed and reputable truck service facility near our home.  The replacement of the seal, labor, 2 gallons of synthetic gear oil and shoes came in right at $450 out the door.

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