Last problem of the evening (I hope),
Both of my knuckles are leaking, again.
I've re-packed the bearings on the drivers side once and the passenger side twice. I even rebuilt the entire knuckle on the passenger's side, just to be sure. The leak is much slower than it was before I worked on them, but that might be partly due to the cooler weather. When I had them apart, the birfields seemed in good shape. There was a little wear on the axle where the gasket keeps the diff fluid out, but it seemed acceptable.
Could a bent axle housing be the cause? And how can you tell? I was thinking of replacing the short and long axles just to eliminate the slight groove caused by the gasket, but I dread taking that apart again. Any thoughts would be much appreciated.