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Changing A Left Hand Differential Seal On A MiTo 1.4

This is based on the 1.4 16 valve 78hp model. Left hand diff seal 40004620 and gearbox oil 14921616.

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Take off the front left hand wheel.

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Remove the undertray.

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Undo the 12mm allen filler plug for the gearbox....

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...and the drain plug.

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Drain the gearbox oil into a suitable container. When doing the drain plug back up use a little Loctite.

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Undo the 16mm hub pinch bolt to the lower wishbone...

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...and crow bar out.

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Pop out the short drive shaft by the cup.

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Undo the x4 13mm bolts on the shaft housing.

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Remove the diff seal carrier from the housing.

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Knock out the old seal....

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....smear a little silicone around the new diff seal and evenly tap it in.

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