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Leaking axle shaft seal

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I appear to have a bad axle seal. I am leaking fluid on the drivers side where the axle enters what I think is the transmission case. I have not pulled the wheel to look closer yet since I don't know if this is likely something I can handle myself. Is the a common failure on a 2003 DHS and something a shade tree mechanic can fix? Or is this something I should not even attempt to handle and take it to a dealer.
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The third clutch housing is behind the axle seal. The axle rides on the bushing, you can remove the axle and check the end of the axle for scoring or wear. Usually to repair the bushing you'd have to disassemble the transmission. I believe a gentleman named Mike Lawson devised a repair with a redesigned tripot end.


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