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D60 inner axle seals, question on installing.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Leadfoot, Feb 25, 2004.

  1. Leadfoot

    Leadfoot 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I have done Numerous inner axle seals on 10 bolt axles and never had any issues.
    The inner axle seals on a D60 are larger with a different type of construction. The 10 bolt seals had plenty of metal surface for my Carlisle seal/race installer to push against, but the D60 seals have a thin outer lip and the largest disk in the set is just a hair smaller.

    Before I taco the new seals trying to install them with the existing "tool", I'm just wondering how those that have done it, did it....?


    Thanks
     
  2. BadDog

    BadDog SOL Staff Member Super Moderator Author

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    Hmmm, I've been trying to think what it was I used on mine. Seems like I recall using a piece of 1/4 flat stock cut to fit with a piece of tube stock run in the opposite axle tube.
     
  3. K5MONSTERCHEV

    K5MONSTERCHEV 1/2 ton status

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    We have those rpund pucks at work, used for installing races. I use one of those and a long bar through the tube
    (short side) for the long side and for the short side, we have a little bar just tap it in.
     
  4. 79Beast

    79Beast 1/2 ton status

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    I've done a couple of sets. I used one of my 3/4 drive sockets that fit fairly tight inside of the seal, then drove it in with a hammer.
     
  5. RedBrute

    RedBrute 1/2 ton status

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    I used a 10bolt axle wheel bearing socket. It fit good inside the seal, and I rotated it with each tap of the hammer. Worked fine for me.
     
  6. Executioner

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    Good tip, I also have done the Spicer(Dana Victor) seals
    this way. I don't know if National/CR/others are the same.
    Some CarQuest/Napa seals might not have the same
    construction an OEM. Leadfoot did you get an e-mail
    from me about your PM, I am still Temp. in Baltimore
    migth take a trip northeast, how far are you from BWI ?
     

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