I had noticed a deterioration in my braking lately, so I checked my front pads, which were fine, then removed a wheel to check the rear shoes, and low and behold, my axle seal on the passenger side had gone to hell, and the drum was full of this nice black gooey combination of brake dust, dirt, and gear oil. What a treat. I read my shop manual and have determined that it won't be too hard to swap that seal, but my question is this: what are the chances that it's just a seal that's bad, and not a bad set of bearings. Does anyone have some experience dealing with these (10 bolt) and know if they tend to eat these up a lot. I can get about 1/16 to 1/8 inch of play in the axle shaft when I have the wheel and drum off. Not so much up and down, but in and out of the shaft. Sounds like I'll be spending at least part of the weekend in the garage. Thanks guys. Oh yeah, one more thing, I've decided to do a whole rear brake job since I'm going to have it torn down any way, and is there anything I'm forgetting to replace. I've purchased shoes, wheel cylinders, and all the springs. I'll get the drums turned, but is there anything I've left out? Thanks.