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tonite i noticed that my axle tube was leaking right where it goes into the center section.
just on the drivers side though.
is this a sign of bigger problems ahead?
 

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Chances are, you broke the spot welds where the axle tube is pressed into the centre section.

You should be able to weld it back with a stick welder, but I would take it apart and make sure the tubes are not bent, and that everything is square.

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Mine have leaked for a long time now. Was wondering what caused that. Isn't this a common problem?

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No, it's not common. If everything checks square, the best thing to do is get the tubes welded to the housing. Lots'a work though.



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Hey Dave,

I sent you some email earlier tonight, but I didn't know about your problem. Maybe you should pull your rearend and take the whole thing to Bear's and have them fix-upgrade everything to accomodate your power level.

I have seem cars that launch hard break an axle while launching and the cars make a very quick right or left turn, not a pretty site. It is going to cost some money, but hurting your car at the track will cost even more!!

Call Bear's and have them check it out.

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Common problem the factory weld probably went through the axle tube a little. Sometimes you will find them with a bad axel bearing on one side where the weld got inside the tube and found it's way into the bearing.
 

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Hmmm... heard of it... never seen it.

The tubes on my T have been externally welded @ the housing. Just a 1-2" stitch on the top and bottom.

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I would have the tubes squared, welded to the center section with a fixture that holds the tubes straight to the carrier bearings. Do it right and remove the rear end, remove the carrier,and at the same time have the Ford 9" type bearing retainers installed eliminating the C-clips. There is a place in IL that does it reasonable. I'm going to have mine done and shortened to better fit my rear tires and wheels. Gene
 
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