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how to remove front outer axle shaft seal 2004 f250 4wd

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Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Jaxer Smith replied 9 years ago.

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Axle Shaft Seal

Removal & Installation

To Remove:

  1. Raise and safely support vehicle.
  2. Remove front disc brakes.
  3. Remove wheel hub and bearing.
  4. Using a drift, remove axle shaft main seal out of knuckle.

  1. Remove axle shaft and main seal.
  2. Remove axle shaft seal.

To Install:

  1. Install axle shaft seal.
    Axle shaft main seal installation


  2. Position main seal on axle shaft.
  3. Using special tools 205-199 and 205-429, hammer the main seal onto the axle shaft.
  4. Place axle shaft into axle housing.
    Wheel knuckle main seal installation


  5. Using special tools 205-429 and 205-199, hammer main seal into wheel knuckle.
  6. Install wheel hub and bearing.
  7. Install disc brakes.
Customer: replied 9 years ago.
I presume you are driving it out from the axle side???? There is a dust cover on the flange covering the seal< do you pound on it with the drift?????
Expert:  Jaxer Smith replied 9 years ago.
I would use the term "tap" instead of pound., but yes you get the point. Drive it out and it may change shape a little bit, but once you put it back it will straighten back out when it bottoms. Yes axle side would seem the best direction.
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