Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Salem OR
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Front Axle Seal Replacement
I have oil leaking from the right and left sides of the front axle tubes. I have done a significant amount of research on this site but am lacking some info. First, the seals I need to replace are the ones installed from inside the pumpkin. This said, the concern I have is seating the seals from the inside. The Ford Dealer says there is a specific tool to install them. I did my 96 for monobeam and just tapped them in (like Happy Gilmore) without any issues. The tool I viewed online somewhere was like a section of all thread and two plates with some reverse thread devise so both seals went in at the same time. Am I okay to tap them in or do I need a tool?
I have seen a lot of good info on replacing the ball joints, etc. But I have not seen any detailed info on replacing these seals. Any help would be great.
Last, is there any issues with the serpentine belt? When do I replace it and where should I buy the belt?
2004 6.0 Liter F350 4x4 stock.