My 1026r just hit 400 hrs. 50 of which were put on by me. Noticed today the left front axle is leaking a little. Its leaking between the top knuckle and the bottom gear case that pivots when the wheels are turned.
On the diagram its gear case 4 and 17. Leak is between there. Seal number 25 would likley be the culpret.
Ive been snow blowing all winter in 4wd. First I have noticed it leaking. Fluid level is still full on dip stick. Was a bit of air escaping when cover was removed. Im hoping its just the tempature differential and lack of axle breather that pushed a little gear oil out. We have had crazy temp swings around here this winter. 10 degrees then in the 50's the next day. Couple that with heat build up in front axle while snow blowing? Something simmilar happend on an older tractor.
In case it gets alot worse any one ever replace this seal?
Im definatley going to need a shop manual to tackle this one.