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dana 60 axle seals

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by protechk5, Apr 30, 2007.

  1. protechk5

    protechk5 1/2 ton status

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    Ok im changing my axle seals on my front d60, and im not sure if i got the old ones are out all the way. Is it like a 2 piece seal or something? This is hard to explain but where im trying to put the new seal on, theres some other piece that is on there, im not sure if that is the old seal or if thats what the seal presses into. Does anyone have any idea what im trying to say, if not ill get pictures tomorrow.
     
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    It is possible you pulled only the rubber portion out and left the metal case of the seal behind? Best to get pics though.
     
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    ok here r some

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    so do you see that gold piece, is that part of the old seal, or is that something else. cuz my new seals dont have that
     
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    On my Dana 60 it was part of the old seal. But I don't know if they made different seals for different years.

    Mike
     
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    Easy Way

    You have to bang them out into the diff housing. Get a 1.5"x 4ft piece of Black or galv. threaded plumbers pipe from Home d or lowes. Also get a coupler. Grind down the coupler until it fits in the tube. Slide it down bang the end with as hammer and they should pop right out. After your done the pipe works great as a breaker bar.

    I think I have a pic.

    Everything is easy if you have the right tools though!!

    inner axle seal remover & breaker bar.JPG

    kingpin removal.JPG
     
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    guide tube

    I think its called the axle guide tube, I just ordered them with the seal.

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    where did you order them from? is that something that autozone or someone would have??
     
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    I use a broom handle to pop the old seals out. The new two piece seals rock, a lot easier...make sure you clean up the Dana 60 seal seat real good...
     
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    They work with them.

    Mike
     
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    Thanks! Sorry for the hijack.
     
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    alright well my local parts store had them, ha like $50 a piece tho. anyways how do tell if the are seated right? the rubber piece can side on the guide part.
     

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