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Hello. I've been visting this site for about a year and have had no reason to post up till now. I own a 2001, 6 speed Toyota Celica GT-S. Two weeks ago I slid my car in to a curb, broke both front rims, and my front right side steering knuckle. After the crash my gear oil leaked out and I thought that I had really f***ed something up. When I finaly got the car up on some jack stands I saw this:



Now it looks like I can just hammer that back on and put in some new gear oil but I thought I'd ask first. Will that work?
 

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It's hard to say if that will work because it may be damaged. You could check if it popped out a little but I doubt it. You may be able to simply replace the seal but I would suggest pulling the axel out and inspecting it.
 

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that ring is just a dust cover. its held on by friction. you can tap it back into position, no real force needed
 

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yes thats just the dust cover , but you said you leaked oil after the crash so you need to see if theres any leakage from both shafts try pushing them and see if they are loose , note that they give a small amount of free play ,
 

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yes thats just the dust cover , but you said you leaked oil after the crash so you need to see if theres any leakage from both shafts try pushing them and see if they are loose , note that they give a small amount of free play ,
The dust cover will not fit tightly around the axle when up against the rubber seal, though it does get tight just before the seal. There's no free play in the axle but I did find this:



From what I can see it held in place by three bolts. The top right and left bolts are missing and the bottom left bolt is broken. Any help on what I should do will be appreciated.
 

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:whoa: , that shaft does not go in whith the snap ring like the other , its stays on whith that 3 bolts , theres your leakage take of see if the seal is ok then put it back toghether again and put the 3 bolts on again , and then add gear oil you should be ok

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:whoa: , that shaft does not go in whith the snap ring like the other , its stays on whith that 3 bolts , theres your leakage take of see if the seal is ok then put it back toghether again and put the 3 bolts on again , and then add gear oil you should be ok

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I got the axle hub and drive shaft off today. As I feared, the impact ripped the 2 top bolts out along with the threading and the bottom bolt broke off inside when I tried to unscrew it. The oil seal looks good but I can't reassemble if I can't mount the bearing bracket. What can I do to secure the bracket?
 

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Dont fret homefry. The bolts holes are big enough for you to redrill. The bottom try an ez out. Takes some patience but you can do it. My second option would be try and get a dremel with a cutting blade and knotch it and try and screw it out with a flathead. I would try the ez out first.
 

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I got the axle hub and drive shaft off today. As I feared, the impact ripped the 2 top bolts out along with the threading and the bottom bolt broke off inside when I tried to unscrew it. The oil seal looks good but I can't reassemble if I can't mount the bearing bracket. What can I do to secure the bracket?
if you can take the rest of the bolts by hand it hould be great .

try using this tool



if they broke and left so threath of you can grab it whith this , then clean the holes good and but new bolts in , if not drill it clean it and make new treath´s and put locktite in it and helicoil the bastard then install the bolts
 
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