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I pulled the front cover off my front dif today to confirm that my 4wd actuator is leaking. I was right, it needs to be replaced. I thought I would post some pics since many others are starting to have this problem. :)





 

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This may seem like a bit of a stupid questions, but you mean the hose inside the diff that goes to the actuator?
 

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The rubber bladder on my actuator is leaking and it will not engage. I was hoping that it was just the hose going to it, but it looks like I will have to tear everything apart to replace it.
 

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Oh, so that second picture with the close up is the ripped rubber bladder?

Very informative, Thanks.
People always talk about it, but this seems like a nice easy process to at least check if it is the case. You mentioned taking it to the shop, can you let us know prices/time taken to complete once done.
 

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I'm thinking I will just go ahead and replace it myself. I'm sure it's a good 6 -8 hour job at the dealership. I would rather spend the cash on something fun. :)
 

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Make sure you keep the shims from each side of the carrier bearings and re-assemble them in the same order, Unless of couse you are going to change the bearings out in which case you will have to start from scratch. Being a front diff I doubt they are even worn.
Good luck and tell us of the outcomes! Looking at this old fashioned freewheeling hubs are really a much easier option!
 
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