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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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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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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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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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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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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. :doh:

Thanks for the quick replies and help guys. Much appreciated.
 

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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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also pull the ABS sender and put some grease int the unit bearing using a rubber tipped adapter

trust Me there isn't a good write up it took Me a ton of time to get the correct procedure since this isn't the same as the the older years
I even signed up with alldata and another service .. plus I have the ford real 3 set manuals

onother thing you can do is install the updated dust seal and loose the floppy one that sits on the axle
 

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yup I just had to replace that seal during a hub assy replacement. I see that you already have the part number but I wanted to add that the local ford dealer here put the seal on for $5.
 

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how did the dealer put it on for 5 dollars ? it takes a special tool to put it on the axle and then again to slide the axle into the knuckle ?
 

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you can use the tool for both (I do) but it is not totally necessary to use the tool to install the axle into the knuckle.

the hardest part is getting the seal onto the axle
 

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Ended up getting the outer seal from my local ford shop. $47.88 from them. Next time I do any maintenance or repairs on my truck I'm gonna shop around ahead of time. They didn't have the OTC tool, so I ended up using my old seal as a standoff to tap the new one in. Also had to replace one of my u-joints, got a greasable model from Autozone. Definitely a learning experience.

All is back together and no wobble. Thanks to all for the help. :thumb:
 
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