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      10-21-2020, 08:45 PM   #1
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Does this axle look seated all the way in?

Hey so I replaced my passenger side front axle, wheel bearing, front control arms and sway bar links this weekend.

The axle is an Autozone one and was a pain in the ass to put in and when it kinda went in it wouldn't come out, you can see the marks on the axle from me hitting it with everything to get it out but nothing.

I was driving and I kind of smell diff fluid idk if it is some residual that was left when I changed the axle or if an axle unseated in the front will allow diff fluid to leak out. Any insight as to if this gap between the diff bracket and the axle is normal? Never buying Autozone junk again, it had a massive clip which is probably what's stuck in there now...
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Looks seated to me. Those things are a pain to get in and out. Look underneath to see if there is any leaks. But the smell could be residual.
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Looks seated to me. Those things are a pain to get in and out. Look underneath to see if there is any leaks. But the smell could be residual.
Well I haven't smelled again because I've been installing headers but as I took off the exhaust manifold I noticed it popped out...

Now it's a bitch to get back in, weird it popped out it was super solid in there
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Autozone clip on top vs axle clip from the stock oem unit. No wonder it popped out
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