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Transfer Box Front Oil Seal & UJ Checking


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Hi All

Looking to replace the oil seal at the front of my transfer box, behind the flange which mates to the front prop shaft.

It this a simple job? Any tips? I've done the rear diff pinion seal already, so i'm just wondering if its similar, do i have any spigots to pull out etc?

Also, how do i check a universal joint for wear? Give it a waggle and look for play?



1995 Discovery 1 300TDi 5 door Manual

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For the seal (ignore the bearing part, although it would be a good idea to change it as well) see:




For UJs, look for play, for stiffness and for rust around the seals. Give it a good shake in all directions on the vehicle (like a monkey shakes a tree to knock some fruits off) and also disconnect it from the diff/transfer case and wiggle it from the flange end.

To replace the UJs see http://forums.lr4x4.com/index.php?showtopic=7982

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it may be worth getting a new output flange as well. they are only about £25, and as i discovered when i did mine on the v8, the flange had worn, which was why the seal had started leaking in the first place.

IIRC they come with the seal as well.

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