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Re: [oletrucks] A.D. Axle Seals

To: glafountaine@socal.rr.com, oletrucks@autox.team.net
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] A.D. Axle Seals
From: MKlepp4335@cs.com
Date: Tue, 16 May 2000 12:33:52 EDT
In a message dated 5/16/00 9:39:36 AM Central Daylight Time, 
glafountaine@socal.rr.com writes:

<< 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.

Mike Klepp
'48 3100
Wichita Falls, TX
oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959

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