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Getting ready to take a look at what appears to be a rear tranny seal leak. Aside from a 30mm socket with a window cut into it and a 12mm allen cut-in-two (that I of course do not have) what other tools am I gonna need to procure?
 

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Seems to be a plethora of seal leaks and/or clutch failures going on. Maybe it is just that I am more tuned in to these issues now that I am facing one myself.
 

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smahon said:
Getting ready to take a look at what appears to be a rear tranny seal leak. Aside from a 30mm socket with a window cut into it and a 12mm allen cut-in-two (that I of course do not have) what other tools am I gonna need to procure?
There is a good write-up in the technical document files for Slave-Weep hole drilling that lists the tools needed. (I did not write it,just posted it) You will be right there so it's a good time to drill that weep hole.

I can mail you the socket and wrench and drill bit if you like.

Dan Martin
 

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Also if you want a walk through video you can down load the three Weep Hole videos in the sticky at the top of the page. You will need a sturdy 14mm socket to pull the swing arm pivots.
 

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It might be that these things are starting to get a little "long in the tooth". The 99's will be celebrating their 13th birthday this year.

Loren

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Seems to be a plethora of seal leaks and/or clutch failures going on. Maybe it is just that I am more tuned in to these issues now that I am facing one myself.
 

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Could be, Loren, but my current LT is an '05 with about 30k on the clock.
 

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deputy5211 said:
Seems to be a plethora of seal leaks and/or clutch failures going on. Maybe it is just that I am more tuned in to these issues now that I am facing one myself.
I wonder if there have been any chemical changes to the lubricants manufactured in the last few years that may be interacting with the seal materials used in the LT? Just a thought..
 

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deputy5211 said:
Could be, Loren, but my current LT is an '05 with about 30k on the clock.
My 05 developed a rear output shaft seal leak @18K that was repaired under warranty. I have not replaced a single seal since but did have the engine output shaft o-ring weep a little oil on my worn out clutch @50K. I really believe I did it slipping the clutch too much when pulling a trailer cross country. I changed my methods then but I need another 25K to be sure the new technique is saving the clutch.
 

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jzeiler said:
Also if you want a walk through video you can down load the three Weep Hole videos in the sticky at the top of the page. You will need a sturdy 14mm socket to pull the swing arm pivots.
Just watched the videos, Thanks John. Takes the mystique out of it but definately requires me to invest in a few more tools.

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I can mail you the socket and wrench and drill bit if you like.
Dan, Awesome, thanks. Look for my pm. Let me know how much you spend on shipping and I will return that with the tools.:wave

BTW, mine is an '05 with only 24k on the clock. I am wondering if all these seals were made at the same time in '99 or earlier?
 
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