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Old 04-02-2010, 05:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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2003 F250 Rear Axle Pinion Seal Change

I have a 03 F250 which recently developed a leak in the pinion seal on the front of the rear axle. It has a Ford axle with 10.5 inch ring gear. Are these known to have problems? It only has 46,000 miles on it and it gets taken very good care of. There has never been a trace of any leaking until recently. Should replacing the seal fix the problem? I'm planning on doing the work myself. Is there anything I should be aware of? I was also looking into putting a locker of some kind in the differential also. Are there any available for this axle? Would that be a good idea or bad?

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might be the vent. if its clogged the pressure will cause a leak. i have seen this more than once. take the hose off at the axle and blow air through it, then check the barb fitting on the axle. hope this helps.
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These differentials are notorious for pinion seal failures although the first failure for most is closer to 70,000 miles. Do a search on this forum for the proper procedures to replace the seal. Smokey Wren has posted the factory procedures several times. Many people have used short cut methods and not experienced problems. I'm sure others will chime in on this thread.
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