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So, i just discovered my passenger axle popped out and was leaking oil all over my street. I think this happened when i was in Utah and had it in 4x4 while i was backing out in deep snow. I was able to pulled it back in to stop the leaking. It looks like i need to replace the axle because the boot is ripped. but my other question is, do i need to go into my differential to replace the c-clip to stop it from popping out again? Spoke with Pops and thats what he stated but just wanted to confirm if any of you guys had this issue also.





popped back in


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im not driving it anywhere since i lost a lot of oil from the diff.


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That happened to my drivers side cv flange. I ended up replacing the circlips and the seals. Under $50 for (2) new cv flange seals and circlips.
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primov8, I am assuming you have to open up the front diff to replace the c-clips? this is my first time doing this so I just wanted to be prepare and have all the right tools.

Did you find a how to on this also? I looked but cant find it. On here and TT.


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No need to open up the front diff but I did end up having to drop the front diff after unbolting the cv axles from the flanges.
It just makes it easier to remove the flanges and the seals.

Once you've got the diff out, just pull on the flange(s) and they'll pop right out. The circlips are on the end of the flange shaft.

The reason why it's good to change the flange seal at the same time is because when a flange works its way out, the seal can get deformed.
To remove the seal, I bought the same tool Pops had recommended, less than $10 from Advance. Makes it quick and easy.

I remember reading a thread over on TT that explained how to drop/replace the front diff.

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Here you go:

http://www.titantalk.com/forums/tita...ial-titan.html

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Looks like in my case I have to replace the half shaft since the boot is torn, replace the seal, replace the clip and fill it with gear oil. Am I missing anything? :/


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Looks like in my case I have to replace the half shaft since the boot is torn, replace the seal, replace the clip and fill it with gear oil. Am I missing anything? :/
You've got it all covered. I know there are inner & outer boots kits available but I just found it easier to buy new/reman axles.

This is the eBay seller I had purchased them from:
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did you buy the OEM seal and clip?


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did you buy the OEM seal and clip?
Yes, I stuck with Nissan OEM.
I also replaced the rear main seal on the front diff since everything was already accessible. The rear mail seal itself cost more than the (2) cv flange seals and (2) circlips.

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