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Old 04-28-2009, 04:53 PM
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Small Leak out of Rt front axle tube!

I have a very small leak coming from the right front axle tube. Very small, after washing it off to make sure wear it was coming from it has not come back after two days of driving and about 40miles. I think that it is coming from the seal up by the front pumpkin. To take that seal out do I have to remove the gears?
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Old 04-28-2009, 04:58 PM
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if the 04 uses the same axle as the 02s then yes. the seals come out from the gear side
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Old 04-28-2009, 05:17 PM
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Yes you have to pull the axles out and remove the front diff to replace those inner seals. Mine did the same thing last fall
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Old 04-28-2009, 06:06 PM
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Do the gears have to come out? Or can you get to the seal with just the cover off? Is the a big deal?
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Old 04-29-2009, 06:42 AM
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nope the gears have to come out..... thats why you have to pull the axles
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Old 04-29-2009, 11:06 AM
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well i guess its going to go to the shop!
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Old 04-30-2009, 05:24 AM
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Its really not a bad job to do. If you have half a clue about wrenching you should be good. Just get the proper seals from Ford
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Old 05-01-2009, 06:22 AM
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I don't have a dial indicator when putting the gears back in to check. Im hoping this will be covered under my warranty!
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Old 05-01-2009, 07:51 AM
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Oh no its not like installing gears. You just pull out the whole chuck (differential) and replace the seals you they put the diff back in the housing and retorque the caps. slide the axles with new knuckle seal in and your on your way
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Old 05-03-2009, 06:55 PM
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Is it really that easy???????????????????
Both sides are leaking for me. very small
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