What are Axle Flange Gaskets?
If your vehicle is equipped with a solid rear axle, there’s a good chance you’ll need to replace one or both of your axle flange gaskets eventually.Axle flange gaskets trap gear oil inside the differential. The wheel hub and outside wheel bearing fit over the ends of the axle. Removing these components is necessary to replace the axle flange gaskets. Wheel bearings should also be inspected and replaced if they show signs of wear.