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Old 01-03-2013, 06:37 PM
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Rear Wheel Seal Replacement

Heard some odd noises from the right rear side of my 05 F350 today. Brought it into the shop at work today and noticed my right rear brake backing plate is rusting and a pin for the park brake shoes has pulled through. I picked up a set of Dorman replacement backing plates today and plan on replacing them this weekend. My question is for people that have replaced there wheel seals already. Should I go with a motorcraft seal(2C3Z1177AB) or a SKF seal(29472)? I am a heavy duty mech and at work we swear by SKF seals and have a great success rate with them.

Also any SKF seal I have used at work has a seal driver listed on the box for installation and we have drivers for all the common big truck seals. For guys that have replaced their seals have you used a special driver to drive the seal in whether it was a motorcraft or aftermarket seal?
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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.
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Old 01-03-2013, 06:51 PM
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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
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Originally Posted by dhanna6powerstroke View Post
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.

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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.

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