• 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
New rebuilt 3rd member leaks
#1
I assembled my rear axle with a newly rebuilt 3rd member and installed it on the car. Its been a few weeks but I looked and noticed its leaking around where the yoke goes in. Anyone have any ideas? The guy who did the job is 100 miles away. I'm hoping its a simple fix.
  Reply
#2
Pinion seal.

Probably assembled dry or wrong part installed.

not a big deal pop it out and install new using a socket sized to seal or something flat a piece of pipe
etc drive in a new one with gasket sealer on outside of seal and oil the rubber inner and the yoke.

I prefer non hardening Permatex.

Paul
  Reply
#3
I wonder if it will seal up after I run it for a while. It will be setting for a year so I probably won't mess with it until I get it om the road.
  Reply
#4
Unfortunately leaks RARELY get better with time.

Luckily the leak you have is not a heart breaker!

Done in an afternoon and in time for the game.
  Reply
#5
If it was set up using a crush sleeve (most likely) and not a solid spacer, you should follow the procedure in the Ford shop manual, 15-10-04. Same page, different paragraph, for solid spacer. Significantly wrong "crush" and the set up is blown. Chuck
  Reply
#6
c9zx;193357 Wrote:If it was set up using a crush sleeve (most likely) and not a solid spacer, you should follow the procedure in the Ford shop manual, 15-10-04. Same page, different paragraph, for solid spacer. Significantly wrong "crush" and the set up is blown. Chuck

It was set up with a spacer.
  Reply
#7
When it's out, check your pinion for a seal groove wear "line", possibly allowing (another) new seal to leak as well.

Pete - MotoArts Decals and Signs
'71 Sportsroof 351C-4V/4-speed - FINALLY under construction - no, wait, on hold again...
'90 Mustang 7-Up 5.0 ragtop, rolling beater
'66 Sunbeam Tiger Mk.IA, survivor
  Reply
#8
Why should you have to do anything to a brand new or rebuilt part that you paid good money for ? I'd call the company that rebuilt it tell them the issue..Ask for a prepaid shipping label send it back have them make it right..I'd also ask for a credit or some compensation for your labor & new gear oil materials

LOVE OF BEAUTY IS TASTE..THE CREATION OF BEAUTY IS ART
  Reply
Share Thread:  


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  What transmission fluid for a rebuilt 1970 C6 ?????? pposey 9 1,506 09-18-2017, 07:41 PM
Last Post: pposey
  What to look for in a rebuilt 351C? mbrew2 8 725 12-25-2016, 11:52 PM
Last Post: barnett468
  Manual transmission 3rd gear digithead 6 808 07-04-2016, 08:20 PM
Last Post: digithead
  Third Member proper Yoke 73pony 4 620 06-25-2016, 09:05 AM
Last Post: Canted 393
  Engine Rebuilt Kits timsweet 11 1,556 05-21-2016, 03:13 PM
Last Post: timsweet
  9" third member ID 73pony 17 1,585 04-04-2016, 10:20 AM
Last Post: 73pony
  Where to buy a complete 9" 3rd member? ScooterDog 7 977 11-30-2015, 04:02 PM
Last Post: 73pony
  Rebuilt My Rear End and made a little video Autoedit 3 714 06-14-2015, 12:54 PM
Last Post: Autoedit



Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)