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Old 02-20-2012, 12:45 PM
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Front seal on the drive joint popped out.

Hey guys, Not sure what the name of this seal is but, I was jackin around today and noticed this seal popped out, this is a pic of the DS but the PS is the same way. Is there a way to get it back in place or am I going to have to pull the entire thing apart. Looks like it would be a real pain in the ***.
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Old 02-20-2012, 12:53 PM
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The only way to properly fix the seal is to take the front end apart, including removing the axleshafts and replacing the inner seal and outer seal on the axle tubes. To get me through the winter, I cleaned the seal and mating surface then used some silicone to hold the seal in place.
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Old 02-20-2012, 12:56 PM
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Old 02-20-2012, 12:59 PM
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I'll try give the silicone a try. Sounds like its going to be a bear of a job. Just got this truck about 2 months ago.

Six0- Your's look the same?
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It seems like it is, both of mine are out and my buddys '02 has the same problem. Anybody know of any ill affects from leaving this long term?
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To get the seal go back in the best I could. I made a tool by cutting the lid of a paint can to fit over the shaft and then lightly tapped the seal in and let the silicone setup overnight. It has held for about 2 months now, but I know it will not hold forever.
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Old 02-20-2012, 01:08 PM
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I haven’t pulled the tire yet, but it feels like there is a little rubber gasket of some kind on the inside. Is that the case or is the entire inside of the axle tube exposed when the seal is out?
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Old 02-20-2012, 01:10 PM
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Found this,
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Old 02-20-2012, 01:11 PM
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The seal is the outer axle tube seal and is supposed to keep water out of the dry tube.
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Old 02-20-2012, 01:28 PM
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mine has been like this since I bought it and the Ford dealership told me not to worry about it.
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