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Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Victorville Ca
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This is not for the person who has to ask how to do it. I just finished installing new vacuum seals in the front end of my 4x4 F350. This vacuum seal stuff was a first for me, but I've done a lot of other 4x4 work. Besides my garage full of tools, I had to buy a $70 installer tool. That's only half the battle. After doing everything I did, you'd still have to pull the differential (center section), and put it back after you've installed the inner axle seals.
The inner axle seals are installed and removed from inside the differential housing. You CAN'T install or remove from outside. I installed these seals on my '98 Dodge one ton but it too had a Dana axle so they'd be the same.
To aswer one of your questions. The first side I did (d.s.) took about 6 hours (learning curve) and getting it jacked up. The p.s. took a good 4 hours. Don't try to do this without that $70 installer tool. You'll only waist a $40 seal (each side). On top of all this you'll most likely need to purchase an installer tool for the inner axle seals. Too bad that we are on opposite ends of the country, I'd help you. If you do it yourself Best of Luck.
02 F350 CC 7.3 PS, auto, 6x6, 4.10 gears LB. AFE stage 2 intake, 4" AFE SS exh, 6.0 atf cooler, DP tuner with five stages
Eng Temp gauge, EGT guage and Trans temp gauge. J.Woods valve body ATS turbo housing. Cooling sys filter & waterless coolant. NON WORKING POS FASS fuel filter sys. Brightbox headlites. I don't care what they say "There's no replacement for displacement."
Don't believe statements about anything being better than a 7.3
GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!!
Last edited by Bart_3500; 07-29-2011 at 04:23 PM.