'93 SFA Front axle leaking

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Real Name: Andre

Hi guys,

My '93 SFA front axle is leaking oil into the wheel hub causing the crease to weep out. :( How big a job is it to replace the hub seals and felt kit on the steering knuckles? :?:
Can I do it myself or is there special tools involved?

Looking forward to your help. :beg:

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If you're a mechanicaly minded DIY guy, you should be fine doing it yourself. You will need a cir-clip plier and a geyser element spanner (not expensive and useful if you need to replace your geyser element).

The most critical thing is to seat the inner seal without hurting it - also don't mix up the knuckle cone bearings and the shims. There are a couple of articles here on the forum and a number of U-tube videos that you can check out. :winkx:
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Hi Andre'

i did mine few years back , contact Ronald at 4x4 Traction in Pietersburg ,he sells kits for this job .
read up and watch youtube videos as Andy said ,you shoud be okay,just get a heap of rags ,very messy work


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Don't buy the stock Toyota inner axle seal, it's not the best/longest lasting solution. Have a look at this thread for advice on a better seal: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=42836

Here is a thread on the process: http://www.hilux4x4.co.za/simon/overhau ... /index.php

And another: http://www.hilux4x4.co.za/front-axle-re ... /index.php

This guy has some useful videos on the process: https://www.youtube.com/user/WheeliePete/videos

https://youtu.be/5gx3uTQAsrI?list=PLTIr ... -N7TQOjwvu
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Real Name: Andre

Thanks for the replies and tips :thumbup: .

Will be sure to read the topics and watch the videos (thanks Nic).
Luckily I am a DIY guy and I used to fix and service all my older cars. Never a 4x4 though :D:

When I get stuck, I'll be quick to jump on the forum and call for help :thumbup:
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