So I ordered new wheel cylinders (they're readily available and inexpensive) and this weekend popped the drums off for a look around:
Then it was on to the leaking pinion seal.
First, a quick clean up of the area around the nut, as well as marking the position so I re-install it correctly.
|Cleaning almost completed.|
Then the pinion is slid back into place. A smear of black RTV sealant on the back of the washer, and the washer and nut are put into place and snugged up. Next, I needed a little assistance from my version of the special tool needed to keep the pinion from turning as I snugged that bolt back to 150 ft-lbs.
|150 ft-lbs is a LOT on your back under a car|
And now I wait 24 hours for the RTV to dry before topping off the fluid.
|fingers crossed that did the trick!|