« Last post by Snowtoy on Today at 04:09:38 PM »
X2 on doing the clutch slave and master. As long as your replacing tie-rod ends, ball-joints, etc., might as well and do the upper and lower A-arm bushings, and only do one alignment.
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The orange makes me think rust too. How deep is the groove? If it is too deep a new seal wouldn’t solve the problem. The only way to fix a groove would be to braze new material onto the axle to build it up, then have it turned smooth. Heating the axle enough to braze it might not be good for it. I think a seal needs at least .001” of stretch to seal properly. Measure it and see what you have.