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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500: rear axle seals are leaking

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I have a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hd.The rear axle seals are leaking,and have been replaced twice already is this a normaly recurring problem?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  GM Tech (Cam) replied 8 years ago.
Welcome KRAY_ZEE. Repeat seal failures can be for a few reasons. First, check the vent tube and make sure it is not kinked and free. The build up of pressure form heat can make a seal fail. Second, the seal may not have been installed correctly, and finally, the axle may have a nick or other seal surface blemish that is damaging the seal. No, I usually don't see seals fail this often unless one of the above listed issues exists. Thanks and please contact me if you need more help.
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