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post #1 of 4 Old Jul 18th, 2017, 11:52 am Thread Starter
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Oil in Drive Shaft Housing

So in going over this new to me 07 LT, I discover about a tablespoon of gear oil at the bottom boot. No doubt this is what caused the rear wheel to be so dirty but there is no indication of fresh oil on the wheel. Not sure if this oil is from the rear main seal or the FD so I used Purple in the trani and regular in the FD to see what transpires over time. I suspect it is the rear main seal otherwise the rear wheel would be wet.

Any thoughts on this much oil in this area being normal?

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Re: Oil in Drive Shaft Housing

There should never be any oil in the swing arm housing. Two things can put it there. 1. transmission output shaft seal 2. rear drive pinion seal


Most likely one is the transmission output shaft seal. Not a big deal if it is just a teaspoon, clean it and monitor. The transmission hold 3/4 of a liter so a teaspoon is nothing.
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Re: Oil in Drive Shaft Housing

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There should never be any oil in the swing arm housing. Two things can put it there. 1. transmission output shaft seal 2. rear drive pinion seal


Most likely one is the transmission output shaft seal. Not a big deal if it is just a teaspoon, clean it and monitor. The transmission hold 3/4 of a liter so a teaspoon is nothing.
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Re: Oil in Drive Shaft Housing

Thanks guys, you're the best!

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