Originally Posted by dhanna6powerstroke
I can't help you on the wheel seal but I had the same thing happen to my 04. Could you tell me where you found the backing plates and approx price?
Sorry to hi-jack your thread.
Dorman makes the backing plates. The part number will either be 924-212 or 924-224 depending if both of your calipers are on the rear side of the axle or if the left is on the front side of axle and right on the rear side of axle. I came across these backing plates after the same thing happens to my co workers truck and he called ford and was told he couldn't buy just the backing plate. What he ended up doing was welding a washer to his original backing plate as it wasn't badly rusted yet. My cost for the backing plates local to me was $88 for the pair. Rockauto where I order 95% of the parts for vehicles I work on sells them for $48 for the pair. I had to buy them locally since I don't have the time to wait for shipping and I want to get this fixed this weekend and I figured since the backing plates are only $88 for the pair I might as well replace the rusted out one and keep the other one for when the other side rusts out instead of trying to patch or repair my existing backing plate where its rusted.
Originally Posted by sinner6.0L
There is a special seal installer and an axle nut socket. Both work for the dana 80 DRW and 10.5 SRW.
I don't know offhand where to get the seal installer, you may be able to just use a large socket to pound it in. The socket is OTC 6601
I do have the OTC 6601 socket already. And I have seen the Ford seal installer for sale on the internet for about $150. If I had time I would buy the seal installer but with shipping I probably wont see it till next week and like I said I want to get this fixed this weekend. I should be able to find/make something in the shop to drive the seal in without damaging it.