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Is the rear axle seal hard for a shadetree mechanic to repalce?

Have a leaking rear axle seal on the right rear wheel of an F-350 4x4. How difficult is that to repair for a backyard mechanic?

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Shouldnt be too bad.

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Can you give me any tips or direct me to a link or post or something with a decent decription on the repair?
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Thanks. Search never seems to bring me many positive results. Apreciate it.

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No prob. Hope that is what your after.
pretty easy process.

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If I can do it, then ANYONE can do it. I did it myself with some hand tools in the driveway. Only thing is, you need the special axle nut socket. I bought mine from Napa for $35.

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Done! Thanks for all the help!!!!! Only thing is....... changing the rear end fluid while I'm at it and when I took the rear end cover off there was no magnet????? Isn't there supposed to be a magnet inside the diff cover on a 2006 F-350 SRW???

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nope. The fill plug is likely magnetic, that's it

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What did u refill it with?

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