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D60 outer seals

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by spaceboy, Feb 13, 2002.

  1. spaceboy

    spaceboy 1/2 ton status

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    Anyone here figure out how to put outer axle seals in a D60 frontend?? Let me know what I can do for it.
     
  2. m j

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    outer axle seals?
    narrow it down some

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    Yeah, like m j said, narrow it down. Where at exactly?



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    Once upon a time I saw a "home grown how to" in a magazine that had a NAPA part number for a seal that fit at the outer end of the axle tube (for a 60). It's been so long now that I don't remember which mag - sorry.

    I've also seen a front 60 that had something that looked like a black foam donut at the end of the tube. That truck ('88 V30) is all original so I don't think it was junk put in it, but I've been to the dealer and they can't find anything like it.

    Also don't forget, a bad seal there can hold water &amp; mud IN just as well as a good one will keep that stuff out.


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    I remember reading about this NAPA seal, too. You just tap it in the ends of the housing tubes out by the knuckles and then you have "double insurance" of seals to prevent water and crud from intering the tubes.

    Like you said, I don't even remember what issue or magazine I read that in. My guess, it was in Petersens 4WOR.



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    if thats what he is talking about dont do it
    the water that gets trapped in there acts like a slide hammer against the inner seal when cornering
    leave the tubes open to allow drainage

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    Thanks for the imput guys. I guess I'll scrap that idea.
     

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