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Unread 07-01-2014, 10:26 PM   #1
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Replacing rear axle seal and already have 1 piece axles from previous owner

I am getting tired of topping off my rear diff once a week for 14 weeks I been here. I have been putting it off all this time because I don't want to get in over my head. I need to know if I can replace the rear axle seal with just the hand tools I have in a parking lot. I do have a seal puller. I do not know when the 1 piece axles were installed and I do not know what brand the they are.

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Unread 07-02-2014, 07:29 AM   #2
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you should be fine if replacing just the inner seal.
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Unread 07-02-2014, 08:35 AM   #3
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ill use my front spindle nut socket to tap the new one into place
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Unread 07-02-2014, 10:00 AM   #4
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Take a stab at it. The one piece axles are ALOT easier to work
with than the two piece factory ones!

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Unread 07-02-2014, 10:06 AM   #5
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ill use my front spindle nut socket to tap the new one into place
go down to carquest or napa and get a 'bearing & seal' driver kit. the lisle kit is fine and cheap. you'll be glad you did. this is the small set:

http://www.lislecorp.com/divisions/p...n=1&category=7
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Unread 07-03-2014, 03:14 AM   #6
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Hope the bearing spacer ring is not stuck in the housing. Happens sometimes.
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