Rear Axle Shaft Rust?
I recently replaced my rear wheel seals. It was my first time doing this, but I did follow everyones tips and I had sucess for about... 2000 miles. I then noticed fluid leaking again. I popped off the wheels and drums, and I found that my seals were torn apart again.
I noticed that it appears as if there is a fair amount of corrosion on the axle shafts. I am curious... does this rust have to removed any particular way? Was this what caused it or does it sound crazy?
I believe that I have set the seals in far enough, I set them just a hair before the bearings.
If this corrosion is the problem, has anyone else had these issues? What would be the best way to take off this rust?
2005 Ford Ranger SuperCab XLT 4x4
4.0L V6. 4:10 Gears. BFGoodrich Mud Terrain T/A KM's, Torsion Bar Crank, Bilstein HD Shocks, Autolite Platnium 5143 Plugs, Autolite Professional Wires, Tonneau Cover, Bed Liner, Chrome painted rear differental cover... Thats it.