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Old 03-01-2009, 11:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi this is my first post on a great forum I found. I have a 2002 tracker zr2 4dr. My rear axle is leaking at the hub. I see some places there is a listing for an inner seal and an outer seal. The auto part store is not sure...can anyone explain to me where both seals are located if there are two? Thank you very much.
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Inner and Outer rear axle seal?-78840801.gifthere's only one seal. there a retainer that some call a seal.in the diagram its # 20
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Ok...I see, that helps so much. Thanks for the help on that.
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There IS an inner and outer seal. The typical exploded view diagrams don't show the entire assembly. The pics from the service manual do (see links below).

I've changed both seals. The outer seal is in bearing retainer plate which bolts to the axle tube ends. It seals the axle bearing grease within.

The inner seal is inside axle tube housing, near the extreme outer end. It maintains the gear oil in the rear housing.

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http://www.suzuki-forums.com/1g-1999...rear-axle.html

http://www.suzuki-forums.com/1g-1999...learned-2.html

http://www.suzuki-forums.com/suzuki-...ace-stuck.html
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Thanks for the info Max. I look forward to getting my leak fixed now.
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yes, thats the retainer i mentioned. but if you're not planning on replacing your bearings and your leak is gear oil, dont worry about the retainer. it involves alot more work, part and equipment as you will need to cut off the collar and have the bearing pressed out in order to get the retainer off.
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Yeah...it's gear oil thats leaking. I have new seals on order. Thanks suzuki pro and max for all the help. If I run into something i'm not sure of i'll give ya a shout. Thanks again.
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Thanks....I absolutely will.
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I was going to do the rear brakes on my '02 tracker, but the right rear brake has grease in it. So, I'm going to have to replace the outer seal. After grinding off the ABS ring and collar, I presume the bearing will have to replaced because metal from the grinding will find its way into the bearing. Is that correct? Also, if the inner bearing leaks gear lube, does it travel through the bearing and grease and leak out of the grease seal? It seems to be a poor design to have to grind the ring and collar off just to fix an grease seal.
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