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I rebuilt my whole front axle (has a pretty severe leak from the L/F axle seal). It really wasn't all that hard. It looks intimidating, but with a little patience and help you can easily do it yourself. When I pulled my front differential apart, I used a big socket to and small hammer to tap the new seals into place, and it worked perfect! The only issue I ran into was that I could not get the differential itself to seat back into place when I was reassembling it. Stuck the diff in the freezer for a few hours and it popped right back into place!
If I remember right, the front differential does not turn unless the hubs are locked in, so I think you'll be fine getting home with the leak. I would verify that before you try it though.
1996 F250 7.3 PSD 4x4 - "Dally"
It's got some go fast stuff
Sitting on 2006 F-350 axles and suspension