Dana 44 seal leak question - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums



Dana 44 seal leak question

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 08-12-2014, 09:16 AM
dustyroad's Avatar
dustyroad dustyroad is offline
Elder User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: NE Ohio
Posts: 688
dustyroad is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.dustyroad is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
Dana 44 seal leak question

My front diff axle seal(s) are leaking.
I have never been into a diff before so I thought I should ask before
I jump in.
In order to replace the axle seals, do I need to remove the gearing
to replace the seals? It looks like I don't, but it also looks like it might be easier if I did.

The repair looks simple enough besides ripping the front end apart for an 8 dollar part.
Any kits I should avoid or buy? Tips/tricks/pitfalls I should look out for?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-14-2014, 12:54 PM
dustyroad's Avatar
dustyroad dustyroad is offline
Elder User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: NE Ohio
Posts: 688
dustyroad is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.dustyroad is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
Let me ask this stupid question. If the front diff goes dry and I don't use/engage the 4wd will I burn anything up? My understanding of the 4wd is I won't.
I don't want to put the truck into the garage yet as I have other projects going on.
Yet I still need to drive it at times..
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-14-2014, 12:59 PM
David7.3's Avatar
David7.3 David7.3 is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Oakhust NJ Jersey Shore
Posts: 2,746
David7.3 is a splendid one to beholdDavid7.3 is a splendid one to beholdDavid7.3 is a splendid one to beholdDavid7.3 is a splendid one to beholdDavid7.3 is a splendid one to beholdDavid7.3 is a splendid one to beholdDavid7.3 is a splendid one to behold
As long as your hubs unlock and your transfer case goes into 2 wheel drive, nothing in the front should spin, so you wont burn anything up
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-14-2014, 01:54 PM
dustyroad's Avatar
dustyroad dustyroad is offline
Elder User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: NE Ohio
Posts: 688
dustyroad is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.dustyroad is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
Thanks David, I thought as much. Easier to ask now than learn later.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-14-2014, 05:35 PM
tjc transport's Avatar
tjc transport tjc transport is offline
i ain't rite
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Marlboro Mental Hospital
Posts: 45,458
tjc transport has a superb reputationtjc transport has a superb reputationtjc transport has a superb reputationtjc transport has a superb reputationtjc transport has a superb reputationtjc transport has a superb reputationtjc transport has a superb reputationtjc transport has a superb reputationtjc transport has a superb reputationtjc transport has a superb reputationtjc transport has a superb reputation
as David said, you will be safe as long as everything is unlocked.
but for piece of mind, i would pull the plug and put a quart of gear oil in the diff anyway.

and to answer your question on replacing the seals, i always remove the carrier. it just makes things easier, and you get the added benefit of being able to thoroughly inspect everything while it is apart. .
Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
front diff seal/oil change 88_F0RD 1987 - 1996 F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 0 03-12-2017 04:30 PM
I messed up green_95 1994.5 - 1997 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 4 06-06-2016 09:28 PM
Rear Diff Seal ??? Wrecklesswisdom 1967 - 1972 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 35 05-19-2016 09:52 PM
Front passenger side axle leak. maximusfd 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 2 12-10-2013 09:28 AM
02 f350 axle seals drus136566 1999 to 2016 Super Duty 3 06-17-2013 10:52 AM


Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums >

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:58 PM.