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A few axle swap questions

I am swapping in a rear with 3.55s mine had 4.10s. Do I just plug the harness into the VSS sensor on the new axle or do I have to swap out the sensor.

Next filling the oil, where do i put it in and where do i I check it to make sure it is full. I pulled the cover and there is no fill hole on the cover. Do I put the oil in through the VSS plug. Any help would be appreciated.

Oh and why r the cover so dang thin if u hit anything Ur gears r done.

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There is a check/fill plug on the driver's side of the case. Sensors should be the same.
You can install a '08 and up aluminum cover and ditch the stamped steel one.

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thanks for the info went out and found the fill plug. Plugs r the same on the sensors. i will plug it up and see how it works. to remove the rear hub do i need a special tool for the rear nut. I asume it is something like what is used on a front axle with the four prongs sticking out of the socket. Is there a torque spec for this nut or just until its tight and spins freely.
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same socket front and rear and the drivers side is reverse threaded (at least on mine it was)

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k so 1 ton ford axle nut tool. hoping i can find at a parts store so i dont have to get raped by ford.
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I know my local napa dealer sells them as well as the local autozone

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k thanks. i am going to replace the seals and bearing in the rear before i put it in the truck. also check the backlash. looks good.
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Most parts stores should have the socket, looks like this:



From the Service manual: torque spec:
Critical Torque Information: After tightening hub nut to 75-88 N-m (55-65
lb-ft), ratchet back eight teeth or notches on the hub nut (1/6 turn).
Eight clicks must be heard during this operation in order to have
performed it correctly.

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Now see thats why i love this board always someone there to give the right advice. thanks again guys for all the info and advice.
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So how about a question about the front 60 swap. What off of my ttb 50 can I use on the 60. I'm guessing spindle, hub and disc brake. Anything else.
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