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Old 10-16-2013, 11:13 AM
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What is this seal apart of?

This seal or whatever is just free spinning, not connected with anything. The one on the other side is the same. It's just on the inside of the axle u joints.

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Old 10-16-2013, 12:16 PM
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It's actually perfectly normal, for us anyway

Because there's no support for the axle, at the end of the tube, there's a surprising amount of movement there. So, that's called a "Dust Shield" and does little more than prevent small pebbles from entering the tube and jamming in. The seals that hold the Diff Fluid are way inside at the center section...

If you replaced them with new they'd look like that again in not too long.
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Old 10-16-2013, 12:37 PM
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It's actually perfectly normal, for us anyway

Because there's no support for the axle, at the end of the tube, there's a surprising amount of movement there. So, that's called a "Dust Shield" and does little more than prevent small pebbles from entering the tube and jamming in. The seals that hold the Diff Fluid are way inside at the center section...

If you replaced them with new they'd look like that again in not too long.
Good to know. I figured it was some kind of dust seal but didn't wanna sound like an idiot if I was way off lol. Thanks for the info I'm learning something new everyday

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Old 10-19-2013, 10:34 PM
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There is an updated seal that presses into the axle tube, but its not worth replacing unless your replacing ball joints or u joint.
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Is it a Ford product?
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Old 10-19-2013, 10:44 PM
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Nevermind, I don't know why I asked that.
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