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so my rear differential pumpkin is leaking.. probably the seals? I couldn't find any info on the DIY master thread. Is this a hard job? Other than popping out the seals and hammering new one in with mallet followed by changing diff fluid, is there anything else I should do while things are out? Thanks!
 

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Yeah you did rod bearings, you won't have trouble changing the diff output seals. I hope it's not the input seal, that one requires some disassembly.
 

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input shaft seal

Probably the input shaft seal which is a PIA. You need to take off the driveshaft, exhaust etc

I had mine replaced after noticing grease above the diff which was a result of leaking seal
 

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Depending on how bad it's leaking, if it is the input seal and it's livable I'd wait until you need to do a clutch job for all the labor in getting to it. Or it might be worth throwing a new clutch in preemptively with everything that needs to get removed.
 

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the clutch has nothing to do w the differential job, so Id replace the seal and input shaft bearing (~$200-250). The differential can get dirt inside once the seal is leaking.

The job involves dropping the driveshaft and taking down the heatshields in the back, easiest to drop at a shop.
 
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