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posted July 28, 2004 01:59 AM           send a private message to iowaracer6993   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/QuoteBBBBBB
I've got to change out a rear hub seal (9 in ford) and have never done it. How do you go about getting the old one out, and what's the best way to get the new one back in?

Dirt Freak

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posted July 28, 2004 02:48 AM  
are you talking about a axle seal? or a pinion seal? if its the axle seal,I always use the end of the axle,just reach in with the end and pry the old seal out.the correct way to install of course is with the correct size mandrel on a seal installer,but i have had good luck with a socket that is about the same the seal and just tap it into place.dont forget a little silicone sealer on the outside of seal. If you are talking about the pinion seal,just pull the yoke off of the pinion,take a healthy screwdriver or small pry bar and pry it can lightly tap the new seal in place by going around the outside until seated,be careful to not change the preload on pinion bearings when you install the yoke.

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posted July 28, 2004 11:30 AM           send a private message to way2fast72   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/QuoteBBBBBB
I am talking about the axle seal, thanks.

Dirt Full Roller

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posted July 28, 2004 01:53 PM  
If you have a floater, it is just like replacing the seals on your rotors. Just be careful not to damage the inner rubber or bend up the outer flange. You can even take your old seal up to O'Reillys and they can find you a replacement by the number on the seal. Saves you some money over getting them from the manufacturer of the hub.

[This message has been edited by rickbraley (edited July 28, 2004).]

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