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Old 08-28-2013, 08:28 PM
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I tried renting the installers and no luck as they seem to be specific for this seal but I didnt have the numbers I posted above when I tried so that may be more usefull tracking them down. Someone has to rent them somewhere online might be the best bet.
Here's another photo seals almost completely seated.

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Old 09-06-2013, 02:30 PM
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Well just about at the halfway point in completing this repair for myself, and this thread was definitely a life saver. Just have to put everything back together. Was not as bad as I was expecting it to be.

Thanks to all who have contributed some great info!
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I would be tempted to put in a locker if i was rebuilding
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Old 09-14-2013, 06:18 PM
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If the seal was not set correctly will it make the brakes pulse when you push on them? I did not have this tool and installed it best I could, now my front end is pulsing under braking. And a note I have new rotors and pads on it.
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Old 09-14-2013, 06:45 PM
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If the seal was not set correctly will it make the brakes pulse when you push on them? I did not have this tool and installed it best I could, now my front end is pulsing under braking. And a note I have new rotors and pads on it.
The seals have nothing to do with that.
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Tool used for the big outer seal (aaa battery next to it for size reference )I picked up off amazon for 65.00 yes the tools were exspensive but I wouldn't want to gamble with the inner axle seals.
The tool seats them perfectly and I don't have to wonder if I was at the correct depth or if they were damaged with a homemade tool ( done that plenty)
Is there any chance you'd like to sell your seal spreader?
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oil seals

wondering if you can grease inside the seals where the rubber spins inside the metal housing? or is that pointless
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Old 04-15-2014, 06:30 PM
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I do for the axle seal. The inside one...
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wondering if you can grease inside the seals where the rubber spins inside the metal housing? or is that pointless
It's always a good idea.
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Old 04-15-2014, 08:33 PM
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Thanks figured it would help reduce friction, this maybe cheesy but i wasn't about to pay the big money they want for the seal driver so i made a make shift from home depot $15.00 2" x 10" galvanized pipe, with end cap and a large 2" floor flange set new seal on outter axle yoke and fit perfectly into and set the seal into the hub.
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Thanks for this great write up bro.

So are these the seals that I need to change which are causing this leakage near the front u joint yes?:




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No, that would be too easy, you need to change the ones up near the differential (past the cones), unless that is just water making it's way back out. The good thing is they won't leak oil while standing still.
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I have to do this in a few days so this write up will def make it easier for me where did you get the seals? any particular brand/kit to use?
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I have to do this in a few days so this write up will def make it easier for me where did you get the seals? any particular brand/kit to use?
Me? I didn't do it but there is a thread on how it's done..........do a search.
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Old 08-05-2014, 05:54 AM
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I had greased the bearings through the abs hole a couple of years back, but this grease accumulated behind the bearing in front of the seal. I believe some of it got sucked into the vacuum line for the 4x4 at some point. The dirt and grease clogged the line.
Great write up! Would you still recommend greasing the bearings through the ABS hole? I was thinking about doing that on my truck just as preventative maintenance. I'm also wondering if grease could get sucked up inot my vacuum line.
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