i recently failed my state inspection (needs all brakes and lower passenger side ball joint). the garage said that the rear axle seals need to be replaced too. does anyone know if this is required (New Hampshire)? im doing the repairs myself and want to know if i should bother with new seals. if theyre obviously leaking then i suppose i should change them, but i'm guessing the garage just wanted an extra buck (they didnt know i was doing the work when the told me what failed)
if i do replace them, is it possible to just jack up the one side i'm working on higher than the other so i dont have to drain the differential?
also, for rear shoes, i'm thinking i have 10" but i'm not sure. if this were my brake drum (it's not, but similar) would i have 9" or 10" shoes?