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Searched and found some discussion about left side leakage, but none about right side.

65,000 miles. Just noticed a slight amount of oil migrating out around where the right axle comes out of the transmission. A couple of small drips on the driveway underneath in that area of the car where I park.

How serious is this? What am I in for?

Thanks for any help.

deanej
 

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113 views and no replies. Did I post this in the wrong place, or is there just no answer available?
 

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Hi deanej,
I'm in process of replacing my CV axles.
After removing my axles I see now is the time to replace these seals
you are talking about.
You have to remove quite a bit to get these axles out to get to these seals.
I'm also replacing my struts so I already had them out but without removing the struts, I believe you may have to remove the tie rod end(s), maybe the lower arm, etc and the CV axles are a little difficult to remove.
You need to purchase or make a part that will fit in between the transmission
and the end of the CV axles and use a slide hammer to remove them.
Not a very fun job and have to get realigned after reinstalling everything.
If you just have a small leak, I would wait as long as I could just to
replace these seals (unless your leak gets worse).
All you have to do is check your trans fluid level a little more often.
Other than putting a little extra fluid on some components under your car,
I cannot think of anything it can hurt.
Kind of a generic answer to your question but hope it helps.

Blessings, Brian
 

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Thank you for the response Brian.

I'm not a mechanic, so I'd have to have a Cadillac dealer do it. I suppose it will be costly. That's the big problem with owning a Cadillac. The labor to do all of this gets out of hand due to the complex tear down.

I don't drive it much, so maybe it will hold together for awhile.

Again, thanks.

Deane
 
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