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axle seal question?

On the front passenger side the seal behind the axleshaft knuckle is loose i noticed when greasing my balljoints. How hard is it to replace. BTW i just had ball joints done 3 months ago should i take this up with the shop that did em?

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wat seal r u thalking about. is it the one in the knuckle or the one thats inside the axle housing. the one in the axle housing just slides on the axle. the one in the knukleu have to press onto the stub axle.

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Its the housing one. Thanks brett

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no prollem. actually just did all that to my dad's 00 powerstroke truck like a week ago. on the passenger side too. lol

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the one in the housing u can slide it ont he axle by hand its a piece of cake. getting it out is wats a pain in the :censord:

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I'm no expert, but I'll chime in, I just did my front end... On mine, there was a piece of the seal that broke off and stayed on the axel, like a little ring of rubber. What I'm saying is, maybe the whole seal isn't off. That's just a dust seal, so it's not a panic situation, it just keeps crap outta the axle tube.

Also, to replace it, you'll have to pound out (and ruin) the other seal mentioned above to get your axle out. Putting that funky seal in is tough without a wiz-bang Ford knuckle seal poundin' tool (or equivalent).

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I'm no expert, but I'll chime in, I just did my front end... On mine, there was a piece of the seal that broke off and stayed on the axel, like a little ring of rubber. What I'm saying is, maybe the whole seal isn't off. That's just a dust seal, so it's not a panic situation, it just keeps crap outta the axle tube.

Also, to replace it, you'll have to pound out (and ruin) the other seal mentioned above to get your axle out. Putting that funky seal in is tough without a wiz-bang Ford knuckle seal poundin' tool (or equivalent).

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that is exactely wat happened to my dads truck.

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