My wife is looking at used trucks, and has found one online that she is interested in. The dealership is a bit far away, so before we head on out there, we’re trying to learn as much in advance as possible. Along with photos, the dealer has provided a written list of defects, all of which are cosmetic. Except, perhaps, for this:
[li]There is some minor seepage from the front right axle drive shaft seal.[/li][/ul]
Obviously, we’ll be taking any prospective purchase to a local mechanic for a full inspection, but I’d like to understand this a bit more before it even gets to that.
Is this a potentially serious issue? If so, how serious (in time/money)? If not, why wouldn’t the dealer just go ahead and repair it now? Does it matter how “minor” the seepage really is?
If it matters, the truck is a 2001 Tahoe, with ~58k miles.
Thanks in advance.