Front seal on the drive joint popped out. - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 12 Old 02-20-2012, 12:45 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 16
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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 ***.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	photo.JPG
Views:	147
Size:	87.9 KB
ID:	34182  

Last edited by Clark McLaughlin; 02-20-2012 at 12:51 PM.
Clark McLaughlin is offline  
post #2 of 12 Old 02-20-2012, 12:53 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: McKinney
Posts: 36
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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.

'06 F-250 CC KR Fx4 - 150k High idle , zoodad, Straight pipe - SOLD and missed
07R1 is offline  
post #3 of 12 Old 02-20-2012, 12:56 PM
Premium Member



 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Spokane, WA
Posts: 20,220
Thanks: 116
Thanked 179 Times in 169 Posts
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Quoted: 254 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 5 reviews
I thought that was normal.........





2005 F250 King Ranch Work Truck.

Studded and Deleted
175/30% Injectors from WARREN DIESEL!!
Barder Stage 2 Turbo
Warren Comp Tranny w/ PI TC
Six0~Stroker is offline  
post #4 of 12 Old 02-20-2012, 12:59 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 16
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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?
Clark McLaughlin is offline  
post #5 of 12 Old 02-20-2012, 01:00 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: McKinney
Posts: 36
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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?

'06 F-250 CC KR Fx4 - 150k High idle , zoodad, Straight pipe - SOLD and missed
07R1 is offline  
post #6 of 12 Old 02-20-2012, 01:03 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: McKinney
Posts: 36
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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.

'06 F-250 CC KR Fx4 - 150k High idle , zoodad, Straight pipe - SOLD and missed
07R1 is offline  
post #7 of 12 Old 02-20-2012, 01:08 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 16
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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?
Clark McLaughlin is offline  
post #8 of 12 Old 02-20-2012, 01:10 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 16
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Clark McLaughlin is offline  
post #9 of 12 Old 02-20-2012, 01:11 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: McKinney
Posts: 36
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
The seal is the outer axle tube seal and is supposed to keep water out of the dry tube.

'06 F-250 CC KR Fx4 - 150k High idle , zoodad, Straight pipe - SOLD and missed
07R1 is offline  
post #10 of 12 Old 02-20-2012, 01:28 PM
Don't you worry about it


 
strokinpower's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 8,221
Thanks: 54
Thanked 233 Times in 216 Posts
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Quoted: 233 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
mine has been like this since I bought it and the Ford dealership told me not to worry about it.
strokinpower is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may 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 On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome