In a message dated 5/16/00 9:39:36 AM Central Daylight Time,
<< Is it possible to replace the seals without removing the axles? >>
No, George, the axles must be pulled to remove and install the seals. Not a
big job, just messy. Jack up both sides of rear and remove wheels and drums.
Pull the rear cover (have a drip pan ready to catch the 90wt oil). push in
slightly on the axle to allow the "C" clip to be removed from inside the
differential. Axle will now slide out of the housing. Old seal is pressed
into the end of the axle housing. Pry out with a large screwdriver or get a
seal puller. New seal is tapped in place carefully with a hammer or seal
installation tool. Check and make sure the axles are not "grooved" where the
seal rides. Sleeves are available if badly worn. Reinstall all the parts in
the reverse order. Good luck.
Wichita Falls, TX
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