Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Cody, Wy
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As a side note, it's been so long ago I can't remember the exact chain of events but IIRC I had replaced the shoes and axle seal on the one side when a friend reminded me that it came under the 3yr. 30,000 mile drivetrain warranty. The reason the seal leaked prematurely was because there was a hardened gob of black paint right where the seal rides after the axle housing was factory painted. What I DO remember correctly, I took it into the local Ford dealer, they pulled the drum to verified I'd done the work, reimbursed me for the shoes and seal (one side). The service mgr. shoved a warranty claim in front of my face for me to sign real quick-like and I saw that they'd screwed FoMoCo for labor for a complete brake job, BOTH sides plus shoes and axle seals BOTH sides. Made me really want to patronize that friendly Ford dealer in the future, right?
Heavy truck and diesel mechanic (thankfully retired after 30+ yrs)
'91 F-250 SC 4X4, 5spd. ATS Turbo, 3:55 diff.
Last edited by LMJD; 11-19-2018 at 10:42 AM.