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Old 03-28-2012, 07:31 AM
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Is this seal important?

Crawling around looking at my tie-rod ends and I saw this rubber seal dangling by the U-joints...

Feels like it's rubber and popped out on both sides.

I'm assuming it's not good?
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Old 03-28-2012, 07:32 AM
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I have the same thing.... We had a thread asking the same question a month ago... Many guys have the same thing and run it!

I have ran it for a year with no problems
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Old 03-28-2012, 07:37 AM
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It's your muffler bearing, without it properly installed your windshield washer driveshaft will over heat.
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I had the same thing on my 6.0 and was told it was just a dust cover... no real worries about it... not 100% sure but that is what i was told and ran with it like that for about 60k before i traded it in with no probs..
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Old 03-28-2012, 07:44 AM
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Same issue here on my 08.
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Old 03-28-2012, 07:49 AM
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It's your muffler bearing, without it properly installed your windshield washer driveshaft will over heat.
Damn! I just had to totally flush and replace my blinker fluid and get a new reservoir! This 6.0L is killing me!!
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Old 03-28-2012, 07:52 AM
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WE HAVE A BLINKER FLUID TOO








I thought changing the reverse light fluid was the last thing I was gonna do to this thing





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Old 03-28-2012, 09:55 AM
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Its a dust cover, I have the same issue on one side. I just held mine in place and packed it with all purpose grease to hold it in place.
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Its a dust seal. Wont hurt a thing leaving it like that. Ive actually never seen a superduty that didnt have that problem
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Its a dust seal. Wont hurt a thing leaving it like that. Ive actually never seen a superduty that didnt have that problem
I could put up a picture of mine...





But it's doing the same thing...
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