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Escort axle leaking.

Postby 200272 » Wed Mar 30, 2016 8:30 pm

Hello all I have finally fitted the Escort axle, but she is now leaking oil on the passenger side, can anyone advise?

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Re: Escort axle leaking.

Postby Boxofbits » Sat Apr 02, 2016 9:35 am

Hi

The seal is in the bearing, so you can either put another half shaft in or fit a new bearing.
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Re: Escort axle leaking.

Postby Plin » Sat Apr 02, 2016 12:47 pm

Sorry to barge in on your post Tom, hope you sort the oil leak - just wanted to say 'welcome to the forum' Boxofbits :D
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Re: Escort axle leaking.

Postby 200272 » Sat Apr 02, 2016 4:29 pm

Ah ok, zo a new bearing is probably best?

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Re: Escort axle leaking.

Postby plastic orange » Sun Apr 03, 2016 8:57 am

You can also smear some sealant round the bearing housing. They either leak there or through the bearing seal.

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Re: Escort axle leaking.

Postby 200272 » Sun Apr 03, 2016 9:56 am

Ah ok.

I'm in the process of putting the engine and box back in (got to be back at work on Monday!!) so am hoping to have time at the end of the day to look at the rear, do the half shafts pull out like the minor-any help before I get started would be most appreciated!!!

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Re: Escort axle leaking.

Postby plastic orange » Sun Apr 03, 2016 2:01 pm

Here's a youtube vid on bearing removal:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4X9jYtr-F1U

You have to unbolt the 4 bolts on axle prior to removing shaft.

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Re: Escort axle leaking.

Postby 200272 » Sun Apr 03, 2016 6:46 pm

Ah I see the bearing comes out on the halfshaft

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Re: Escort axle leaking.

Postby 200272 » Tue Nov 22, 2016 6:48 pm

I have finally sorted the bearing, did as the video and popped round to the local garage who pressed on the new bearing, breaking is much improved.

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