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Old 09-04-2001, 10:18 PM
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My rear end has a leak.

I have a 76 450 sl that has developed a very bad leak. Both axels and the drive seals have gone bad and throwing oil every where.
My question is how hard is it to fix this problem myself. I know my way around a tool box but I do not know if I need special tools to do this chore. If I took it to a dealer what could I expect to pay?
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Old 09-04-2001, 11:17 PM
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I have a similar problem from time to time. Are you over 50 ?
I got too many cars!! Insurance eats me alive. Dave

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Old 09-05-2001, 11:57 AM
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Old 09-05-2001, 05:43 PM
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Well I called my local dealer today and they informed me that it would take about 4 hours at $90 hr plus seals. I guess that sounds fair concidering that it would take me three times that time.
I wish I could fill it with amodium AD to stop the leak.
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Old 09-05-2001, 11:34 PM
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Sometimes a clonoscope is called for . Had two, going in for a third. $700 a wack! Dam polps!!!!
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Old 09-06-2001, 01:18 AM
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$700 a wack.

JCE, with your scientific background , and my scope, think we could turn a buck or two. :p
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Old 09-06-2001, 05:54 AM
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$350.00 a wack.......?
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Old 09-06-2001, 11:10 AM
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you people need help... sick sick sick!
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