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Old 04-02-2011, 09:31 PM
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Front axle seals?

So I took my front wheels off to inspect my brakes today, and noticed what looks like a part of my front axle seals just spinning on there. it could be the dust boot for them since there's no fluid leaking.

Anyone have an idea what's involved in changing these and what the parts would be?

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Old 04-03-2011, 05:26 AM
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If you are talking about the ones that are by the axle tube opening, they are just dust seals. To replace them, the hub assembly will have to be removed and the axle pryed out. You will then have to replace the vacuum seals that get damaged when you remove the axle. IMO, leave it alone until you need ball joints.
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If its anything like a 7.3l set up that is Ur dust cover and very easy to swap out the iner axel seal u may need to take to Ford and have them press it on with a tool
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They are the same setup but that's a lot of work to just replace seals. If you're gonna go that far, you would be better off to replace the ball joints at the same time.
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Agreed thats when I did mine when I did the ball joints check your hub bearing also and replace Ur yellow seal
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Here is a great write-up. Will show you everything. Just ignore the ball joint section if you don't want to replace them but I would do it all while you're in there.
Ford Super Duty Ball Joint Replacement Procedure | Superdutypsd.com
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Roger that. Thanks guys yeah, it's just the dust seal and I'll just leave it alone until I have to dig in there. Ford replaced the ball joints under warranty for the previous owner according to the oasis report.

Thanks for that website link!
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