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D60 Inner seal ??'s

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Masher, Mar 20, 2006.

  1. Masher

    Masher 1/2 ton status

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    I just put 2 new seals in my 60 about 2 seasons ago, and the passenger side is leaking. Its a HP 60 drivers side drop. I have my diff cut and rotated up about 15* so I pretty much fill the diff completely with fluid. Because I do that should I plan on replacing the seals every couple years or does anyone have any tips on installing them and sliding the shafts in?? I greased up the inside of the seal before slipping the shaft in, should I do anything else?? I have also seen some new seals that rotate with the axle?? Are these a better option??

    Thanks for any help and advice.
     
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    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    the big rigs use the 2 peice style seals thay last longer.
     
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    The after market seals suck, hit up your local Chevy dealer and buy a pair of OEM Chevy seals, the factory seals have a steel piece so that you don't nick or tear the seal while installing the axleshaft and the after market seals don't have this and you might have damaged the seal while installing the axles.
     
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  6. Masher

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    Yeah, those were the new seals I was looking at. How are those working for you readymix?? Should I still look at OE ones?

    Thanks
     
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    I put them in when I installed my Detroit, a little over a year ago. Since then I have had the front shafts in and out a few times and have not developed any leaks. I do make it a point to try to clean the housing before re-installing hte shafts though.
     
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    Not to hijack, but I have seen a lot of detail on replacing the inner seals for the Dana44...I am assuming the process for the Dana 60 is the same. I have been searching and this is generally what I have found, am I fairly accurate?
     
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    Same thing
     
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    Thanks, I think I'll give them a shot.
     
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    easy axle tube cleaning tool is 1 length of threaded rod and 2 nuts and one big washer to fit in tube then cut in half and installed on rod with nuts.

    then run it in tube and turn to pull crap out and repet if needed till all clean.
     

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