I recently had an axel replaced by a comptent mechanic and the inner joint leaks transmission fluid despite trying two new seals including a Ford original eaquipment seal. Oh, its on a 93 Fird Festiva with a five speed manual. Any ideas?
Yeah. What’s happening is as the halfshaft is being installed, the splines on the inner CV-joint are cutting the seal. This can also happen when the halfshaft is removed if not careful. The manual states, “Slowy insert the halfshaft into the transaxle, taking care so as not to damage the axle seal with the splines of the inner CV-joint.”