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hub seal leaking on 14bff

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 85mudblazin, Feb 10, 2005.

  1. 85mudblazin

    85mudblazin 1/2 ton status

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    well after I installed my new hub seals they are leaking, I pushed them in to where the seal is level with the top of the hub, should I buy new seals?? Push them in further??
    Thanks
    -Chris
     
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    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    possible bent seal when installing drum or rotor assbly . from the weight of units its hard to not set on spindel and bend them.
     
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    You put them in correctly, the spring could have come off.
     
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    hhmm maybe ill just get some new seals and give it another try. :confused:
     
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    Well put some grease on the springs before you go pounding them in.
     
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    ok thanks. ill be more careful this time :)
     
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    If you installed the seals properly and it still leaks, here are some things to look at that could cause leaks even with perfect seal installation:

    are your wheel bearings loose?
    what do your spindles look like? are they rough/corroded where the seal rides? are they grooved where the seal rides?
    If they are grooved, you can fix it with a redi-sleeve Chicago Rawhide p/n 99282.
    Also, make sure your axle vent is not stopped up. A buildup of pressure could also cause the leak.
     

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