Final Drive Seeping Oil
To make this short and sweet, I have read some posts in the archives about the final drive issues.
I have an 05 LT with 10780 miles on it. I noticed a thin film of oil below the "accordian" dust boot on the drive housing down to the suspension link.
I took it to the dealer today, they said not to ride it and it will take approximately 2.5 hours to replace the shaft seal/o-ring etc. I caught this problem early though regularly detailing the LT. This leak started within the past 180 miles.
Should I be concerned about anything else? No noise, no other leaks. I plan to have the big bearing seal replaced as a PM measure on my 24K service.
I was supposed to take it to Deals Gap tomorrow night. They may have it ready to go tomorrow afternoon, but I would like to put some miles on it locally to be sure everything is fine before making an 800 mile trip. I'm considering cancelling this trip for now.