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Old 05-14-2012, 03:07 PM
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Outer axle seals?

I'm looking at this truck to buy and I notices on the outer sides of the axles what looked to be the seals were separated from the housing. Kind of has me worried the front diff may have dust or sand in it. I don't really know much about the front axle set up so I was wondering if anyone could fill me in on if its common and the price of repair. Otherwise the truck is immaculant and everything checks out. Thanks in advance!

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Old 05-14-2012, 05:23 PM
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I'd bet 90% of 03-07 250's are ... I just cut mine off last weekend. It'll be OK unless you plan on doing some serious muddin.
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Old 05-14-2012, 05:25 PM
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this happens to about every one of these trucks.
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Old 05-14-2012, 05:39 PM
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they have an updated seal that locates inside the axle tube vs the outer axle shaft
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Old 05-14-2012, 05:59 PM
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Thanks guys! I called my buddy up who has an 06 and when he looked he said one was on and one was off so figured it was a common thing.

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Old 05-14-2012, 06:15 PM
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that's why they updated the dust seals ..


more important is to make sure the auto lock hubs work when commanded
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Old 05-14-2012, 08:30 PM
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I just got through installing the new updated dust seals when I was in there changing the knuckle seals and hub seals. Dust Seals part no. AC3Z-1S175-A
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Old 05-14-2012, 08:33 PM
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Thanks, it dosent sound like its too bad of a thing. Do you think you could just silicone glue them in there? I don't plan on going in any mud really unless I have to

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Old 05-15-2012, 05:03 AM
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the new ones are a press fit
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Old 05-19-2012, 02:59 AM
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I wouldn't worry about it. Most straight axle trucks dont even have that outer seal.
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