Front axle/cv joint leaking

Asked by Mar 11, 2017 at 12:11 AM about the 2008 Kia Sorento LX 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2008 Kia Sorento lx 3.3 V6. I have 2 new
axles/cvjoints to install but I noticed the driver side
one is leaking where it goes into the differential.
Question is is there a seal there and if so what
would it be called? Thanks!

14 Answers

24,565

There is a seal there. Axle output shaft seal.

24,565

Should be some videos on youtube showing how to do it. Basically is a outer bearing type seal and you can break it to get the old one out and line up the new one and lightly tap around it, not forcing it just push it in a little as you go around until its flush.

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This one?

Or this one? This is what has me confused! 2 different places told me each one of these is what I needed!

24,565

when I look it up I see this one but it may be best to pull it and take it with you to a store and match this up instead of buying over the net. I will put a url below.

24,565

http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/detail/PIO0/759174/03236.oap?year=2008&make=Kia&model=Sorento&vi=1442120&ck=Search_oil+seal_C0071_1442120_-1&keyword=oil+seal&pt=C0071&ppt=C0338

Only problem with pulling it and taking it to match up is that the store we have here in our town doesn't carry either one I showed and the one they can't even get!

24,565

The ones I seen are metal clad, if the part number matches up for the model/year/front/or rear/right or left. rockauto.com for online purchases.

24,565

http://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/kia,2008,sorento,3.3l+v6,1442120

24,565

Just looked it up at Rockauto and it says out of stock, but for AUTO 7 1260027 and only shows 1 per side, not 2 for the 4WD. (AUTO 7 1260026) is for RWD only.

24,565

refresh the page I added a bigger picture of it AUTO 7 1260027, this looks like to me. See the spring in it, that is the way all of them I have seen look like. The rim and outside is metal clad.

24,565

The top seal in the picture you loaded up is the AUTO 7 1260027 so that is it.

I ordered both of the ones I showed you last evening and am hoping that one of them works! Keeping my fingers crossed cause it's my wife's car and if I tear it apart and can't get it back together before she goes to work I'm in trouble, lol! So I should receive them in the next few days and hopefully I can tackle this project next weekend with no problems. I've already had the passenger front apart due to a bad press in bearing so everything should be fairly quick on that side I hope! Thanks for all the help! Much appreciated!

24,565

Hope so too. Been there too, I had to lay in a mud puddle once to pull a oil pan off at a junk yard because they had them piled up three tall 5-6 car rows deep and refused to moved them for me after asking for an hour and I had to fix it so I could get to work mine struck a rock and busted a hole in it and leaked all the oil out, I had to crawl under all of them because they stacked them up touching each other and had no room to walk in between to get to last stack up against a dug out hill to get to the one on bottom that matched mine while dragging my tools & jack & tires/rims jacking up one row at a time placing tires & rims under them to get room to crawl under hoping they did not tumble over on me, took all day I made it back there and it was in just shy of a foot deep water/mud hole, when I finally got it off and crawled out I walked by the office covered & dripping in mud and held up the oil pan to show I had got it off and kept on walking.

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