> Date: Fri, 9 Jul 2004 00:41:07 -0400
> From: "William Schickling" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: [oletrucks] axle seals
> I'll start by admitting I did something wrong. I just don't know what!
> I am putting my rear end back together and as I was installing the axle seal
> the little springs that goes around the inside of the rubber seal came out.
> I was using a bearing\seal installer (handle with big flat aluminum disc
> I guess I hit it too hard. The worst thing is it happened on both sides. I
> can't seem to force the springs back into the inside groove of the rubber.
> Now I have to get a seal removing tool to get these out and get new ones. I
> don't want to screw the new ones up.
> Any suggestions?
I have a habit of smearing some grease inside the seal lip
to retain the spring before installing any seal. Guess how
I developed this habit?
You might be able to get the springs back in by fabricating
a pair of tools such as bent wire or bent (cheap soft)
screwdrivers, or something similar. It's a pain...after
spending a few hours it'll seem like the best solution is to
buy new seals! but you might get lucky and get the springs
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