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    Just Got My Cadillac Safety Recall Notice In The Mail For The Rear Axle Leak

    I just wanted to let everyone know that I got the Cadillac safety recall notice in the mail today, but I don't have the problem yet. My rear end hasn't leaked a drop and I have had the car for a year now.

    I don't want to take it in if it doesn't have the problem. Like they say, if it ain't broke, don't fix it. You never know. They may go in to replace the seal and break something else.

    I will take it in if I see it start to leak.

    Anyone else get the recall notice?

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    Re: Just Got My Cadillac Safety Recall Notice In The Mail For The Rear Axle Leak

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    I'm dropping mine off tomorrow to take care of several things. Nav/Radio replace, Squeaky seat, the rear seal recall, and an oil leak (just showed up).
    I figure since they're going to have the car for a couple of days anyway, I might as well get the recall done so it's over and done with. If I didn't need any real service and mine isn't having a problem, I might also wait until it did or something else came up requiring them to keep the car.

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    Re: Just Got My Cadillac Safety Recall Notice In The Mail For The Rear Axle Leak

    Quote Originally Posted by AERO1 View Post
    I just wanted to let everyone know that I got the Cadillac safety recall notice in the mail today, but I don't have the problem yet. My rear end hasn't leaked a drop and I have had the car for a year now.

    I don't want to take it in if it doesn't have the problem. Like they say, if it ain't broke, don't fix it. You never know. They may go in to replace the seal and break something else.

    I will take it in if I see it start to leak.

    Anyone else get the recall notice?

    SG
    Whenever there is a recall you should take it in for a few reasons.
    1.) It's a recall and may be dangerous, which is why it was recalled.

    2.) Recalls usually use an improved part to insure that you won't have the problem in the future.

    3.) The DMV is notified and you may not be able to renew your registration untill it is done.

    4.) It's free.

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    Re: Just Got My Cadillac Safety Recall Notice In The Mail For The Rear Axle Leak

    Ok, just to clear this recall up. Is this the seal where the halfshafts go into the differential carrier, or the front pinion seal where the driveshaft enters the differential. I ask this because they mention "one" seal, as opposed to one left, and one right. I am also wondering if they will perform a fluid change as well??

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    Re: Just Got My Cadillac Safety Recall Notice In The Mail For The Rear Axle Leak

    front pinion and I think they have to change the fluid as they have to remove the seal that holds the oil.


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    Re: Just Got My Cadillac Safety Recall Notice In The Mail For The Rear Axle Leak

    Got my recall today. Seeing as my car is currently hibernating, I'll wait till spring when I start driving it again to take it in. Personally I wouldn't want to wait until the problem starts... I would be really pissed to have that leak on my garage floor or driveway. Plus like Willy said, it's a safety issue, not just to you, everyone else on the road if your differential locks up and you can't control where you are going.

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    Re: Just Got My Cadillac Safety Recall Notice In The Mail For The Rear Axle Leak

    Well I got home and I got two of them. One for the CTS-V (traded) and one for the STS-V. They get my car tomorrow.

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    Re: Just Got My Cadillac Safety Recall Notice In The Mail For The Rear Axle Leak

    Quote Originally Posted by Florian View Post
    front pinion and I think they have to change the fluid as they have to remove the seal that holds the oil.


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    Correct, front pinion seal.

    Incorrect,it does not includ a fluid change, only what is lost is replaced. I'll have to bring a quart od Amsoil 75w-110 to replace what they will lose.

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    Re: Just Got My Cadillac Safety Recall Notice In The Mail For The Rear Axle Leak

    I had mine done prior to recall because the seal was leaking. Here's what is on the repair order: Rear vent tube leaking, installed new rear vent kit per bulletin 07-04-20-003A. 1 seal kit, 2 gear lub, 1 addt(?).

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    Re: Just Got My Cadillac Safety Recall Notice In The Mail For The Rear Axle Leak

    The additive is a friction modifier required for a G80 equipped (limited slip) rear end.

    All wheel drive models get two seals. One for the front diff, one for the rear.
    The seal is the "pinion" seal, that is the input to the diff before power is split to the axles.

    I drained and refilled a few, but the recall is vaguely worded, I don't think that GM wants us to drain the rear diff, only to replace what leaks out when the seal is removed. It is a pain to do that way.
    The only ones that will be an issue on is the G80 axles, to get the balance of the friction modifier right.

    It can take a while depending on what kind of car, the AWD models take considerably longer.

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    Re: Just Got My Cadillac Safety Recall Notice In The Mail For The Rear Axle Leak

    I got my notice. I'll take it in once IL weather cooperates.

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    Re: Just Got My Cadillac Safety Recall Notice In The Mail For The Rear Axle Leak

    Quote Originally Posted by Florian View Post
    front pinion and I think they have to change the fluid as they have to remove the seal that holds the oil.


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    I am having the recall done on my 06 STS4 today and the 06 STS-V tomorrow. I specifically asked the dealer about this and he said that GM specifically will NOT allow them to bill out a fluid change for this recall. They can only replace what is lost which should be a very minute amount.

    Our STS4 has about 60K miles on it and the fluid was dirty, so it was about time for a rear diff fluid change anyway so I was trying to get one for free but no dice.

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    Re: Just Got My Cadillac Safety Recall Notice In The Mail For The Rear Axle Leak

    Quote Originally Posted by pjbizjak View Post
    I had mine done prior to recall because the seal was leaking. Here's what is on the repair order: Rear vent tube leaking, installed new rear vent kit per bulletin 07-04-20-003A. 1 seal kit, 2 gear lub, 1 addt(?).
    That is a different fix for a different problem. Your recall is still due.

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    Re: Just Got My Cadillac Safety Recall Notice In The Mail For The Rear Axle Leak

    Got my notice yesterday.

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    Re: Just Got My Cadillac Safety Recall Notice In The Mail For The Rear Axle Leak

    Quote Originally Posted by dhemrick View Post
    I am having the recall done on my 06 STS4 today and the 06 STS-V tomorrow. I specifically asked the dealer about this and he said that GM specifically will NOT allow them to bill out a fluid change for this recall. They can only replace what is lost which should be a very minute amount.

    Our STS4 has about 60K miles on it and the fluid was dirty, so it was about time for a rear diff fluid change anyway so I was trying to get one for free but no dice.

    I stand corrected.

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