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Car Differential Seal Replacement in Hamilton

What is the purpose of differential seals?

In order to turn properly, your car’s wheels must be able to turn at different speeds. This is because the outer wheel travels a further distance than the inner wheel while turning. A differential is a mechanical device which allows a pair of wheels to rotate at different speeds.

Learn more about how differentials work

Surrounding the differential are several seals. Their job is to seal the axle shafts against the differential and prevent differential fluid from leaking. If differential fluid leaks, the inner parts of the differential will not be lubricated properly. As a result, the differential will be subject to increased wear.

Differential seals are usually made out of heavy-duty rubber. This means that they generally last for a long time. However, they will eventually need replacement, especially in vehicles with higher mileage.


Symptoms of damaged differential seals:

  • Leaking fluid – If you notice that fluid is leaking from underneath your vehicle, the differential seals may be the culprit. Look around the front axles (in a front-wheel drive) or rear axles (in a rear wheel drive) for traces of an oil-like substance on the differential housing.
  • Grinding noises – When fluid is leaking out of the differential seals, there will be increased wear on interior components. As a result, these components can eventually produce loud grinding noises as you turn your wheels.


Is it safe to drive with a leaking differential?

If the differential has leaked a lot, it may make your vehicle unsafe to drive. This is because damage to the differential can affect your vehicle’s ability to turn. The gears inside the differential will also produce a lot of heat, which can lead to expensive damage.


Differential Seal Replacement in Hamilton

Is your car in need of new differential seals? If so, we can help. At Grimmer Motors, our team of skilled mechanics can install new differential seals. We can also repair and replace a damaged differential.

For differential seal repairs, servicing and replacement in Hamilton, contact Grimmer Motors today!



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