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Old 08-26-2012, 10:51 AM
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Need Help, ball joints turned into more......

Ok, so I messed up. I started doing my ball joints on the passenger side of my truck yesterday. Problem is I had my father in-law helping me (old heavy truck mechanic). He applies brute strength to remove parts and now I have what I think is the wheel seal bent with cuts in it.

I've been searching online and through the ORG but haven't found any write ups for the 05-07 f250 (all write ups are on 04 and older with different hubs). What I need is help identifying what the part number and name for the seals and particularly this one:

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This was on the outer u-joint axle. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 08-26-2012, 11:02 AM
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Call Tousley Ford. 800-328-9552 and describe to them where that was.
I am pretty sure the seal you are talking about gets pressed onto the axle stub shaft and into the back of the knuckle. It is near (if not completely) impossible to remove the axle stub shaft from the hub without destroying that seal.
There is also a seal that gets pressed into the axle tube (dust seal). When they fail, (which is typical and often) they leave the hula-hoop around the outer axle housing. Ford has a new style of dust seal that lasts longer now.
You will also need a new hub seal. (yellow o-ring on the removable hub).
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Old 08-26-2012, 11:08 AM
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wow, that was a quick reply. Thanks for the info. Definitely want to get this fixed correctly, it's a time consuming endeavor and I dont want to do it again. Hoping that seal isnt too expensive.
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Old 08-26-2012, 11:10 AM
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I did my balljoints myself...once..
Never again. Its one of those jobs I will gladly pay someone else to do.
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Those seals get destroyed almost always when removing the hub assembly.You will need to buy or make yourself a tool also to install the large nuckle seal onto the shaft.

Ford Super Duty Ball Joint Replacement Procedure | Superdutypsd.com skim this
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Old 08-26-2012, 11:13 AM
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And also double check those part numbers given in that write-up. It appears that the truck in the article is older than an 05.....
I tried making that "special tool" as described...it doesn't work on the 05-up trucks.
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Old 08-26-2012, 11:22 AM
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You are correct NYC, I should have mentioned that the write up I provided is for a 99-04 truck. I had that article saved and wanted to give him an idea of the tool. It's alomost impossible to get that seal onto the shaft safely without that driver.
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Old 08-26-2012, 11:50 AM
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OTC 6697 is the tool needed to install the knuckle seal on the axle

The part number for 05-07 is 5C3Z-3254-A
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Yup, that's it. I'm gonna have my hands full tomorrow. Next time I'll research all the parts I need for a repair a little more thorough.

Thanks for the quick replies and help guys. Much appreciated.
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Old 08-26-2012, 12:11 PM
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you can make the same tool but need a larger size pipe than the older units use I can get you some specs unless you want to buy the real deal
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