I have a 2000 toyota tundra with 112,000 miles on it and I just noticed I have a axle seal leak on my pass. side. Its dripping onto the inside of the wheel and then leaking down the back of the tire. I pulled of the drum and everything is coated in the gear oil. I know Ill have to put new brake pads on now. This is the third 3rd member( Detroit locker and 4.56s now) I have had in this rear diff. case but the same axles and whatnot. I have had the axle shafts out three times so far and when putting them back in, I let them slide on the seals, not knowing any better. BUT I know not to do it now.
I'm going to try to replace the seals and bearing myself and go ahead and do both sides, so for the ones on here that have done it, can you all give me any advice, tips, what tools Ill need, how hard it is, etc....?
#1 new brake pads for both sides
#2 90363-40068 x2 = bearings for both sides
#3 90310-50006 x2 = inner oil seal
#4 90313-54001 x2 = outer oil seal
What other parts and pieces am I missing? o-rings,gaskets?
I went ahead and ordered a seal driver kit and a seal puller from harbor freight today.
I know Ill need someone to press the old bearings off and press the new ones on, not a problem.
Is there anything write up on any of this? Will i need to remove all the brake components off the back plate in order to press the new bearing on? and then the backing plate slides over the new bearing? I just want to make sure I get this done right the first time.