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    2005 diff question

    2005 escalade AWD 6.0 engine. I have a diff issue but I can't fine the leak. I park The truck and put a cloth under and nothing it stop leaking. The problem is it might start back again. Can someone please help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Triniboy 1234
    2005 escalade AWD 6.0 engine. I have a diff issue but I can't fine the leak. I park The truck and put a cloth under and nothing it stop leaking. The problem is it might start back again. Can someone please help.
    Looks like an axle seal... Probably stopped leaking cuz the fluid level is down

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    Re: 2005 diff question

    Anyone knows how to change this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Triniboy 1234 View Post
    Anyone knows how to change this?
    Unscrew the six bolts holding the front axle to the front differential and let the axle hang down. Take a large hammer and a long punch (or flathead screwdriver) and tap the shaft out that the axle was bolted to. With the shaft removed you can remove the seal and replace it with a new one. The seal is pretty inexpensive at your local autoparts store. Don't be afraid to give the shaft a good whack, that is the correct way to remove it. Below is picture of the front diff with the shaft moved out so you can see the seal.
    Edit : After looking at your picture again, I can see your leak is on the driver's side. Same procedure as stated above, the shaft is only shorter :-)

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    Re: 2005 diff question

    Does anyone have a service manual that I can take a look at?

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    Re: 2005 diff question

    See link posted by Mikedyk43

    Digital Escalade Service Manual Downloads

    http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...e-manuals.html

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    Re: 2005 diff question

    The link does not work I still need the service manual can someone please help me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Triniboy 1234
    The link does not work I still need the service manual can someone please help me
    If you want I can email them to you if provided link doesn't work just pm me your email

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    Re: 2005 diff question

    I unscrew the flange but nothing happen does it have a clip to come out or do I have to unscrew the diff?

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    Re: 2005 diff question

    Can i fix this problem without taking the diff out??

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    Re: 2005 diff question

    As i am in the process of pulling my differential out to get to the oil pan, just from my recollection, it seems that there would be enough room to pull the drivers side shaft out without having to remove it. The CV shafts can be unbolted and scooched out of the way

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    Re: 2005 diff question

    Where the seal was sitting there is a little bit of rust on the shaft. Should I buy a new shaft?

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    Re: 2005 diff question

    so long as it's smooth i wouldn't worry about it. If it's pitted and feels rough, then you may try smoothing it out with a dremel or some other method. What part of the country do you live in? Looks like you've had alot of salt exposure?

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