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    Water leak.

    I am wondering what I need to fix if water is leaking around the axles of my max IV. Would that mean I need new wheel seals? It seems to pour in on the middle axle.

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    I would jack it up and wiggle that tire and see if the bearing is shot you may need a bearing and an axle seal.

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    You need a new bearing. Your max uses a triple sealed bearing to keep the water and contaminants out.

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    You either need a new bearing or a big can of Fix-A-Flat. Maybe Green Slime or Tub Stop Leak? Id get a bearing first and go from there.

    Its pretty easy to replace them. If you need help feel free to post questions on it.
    This may help you get to see whats involved.

    http://www.6x6world.com/forums/conte...placement.html

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    Do you have to remove the engine and the transmisison to change the bearing in the rear wheels on the max IV? Seems like the whole axle has to come out. Thanks

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    You don't have to remove the transmission but it would be a good idea to remove the four bolts that hold the engine stand to the frame and just pull the engine and frame out together. That would give you the room that you need to get in there and change the bearings. If you look in the how-to section of the site, there is a video of the process in a Max II but it is the same process for the Max IV. Good luck.

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    Mike is spot on. I am in the middle of it right now. Remove your throttle cable, choke cable, unclip the wiring harness, remove the battery cable and the winch wiring and gas line along with the four engine cradle bolts and remove the works and you can get right at everything for rear axle and bearing replacement.

    Keith.

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    Thanks for the info. I'm ordering bearings now

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