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Old 08-28-2010, 10:43 PM
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Help with rear axle seal replacement procedures

Hello, I have two explorers a 96 and 97 both needing a rear axle seal replacement, What is the preferred or proper procedure in doing this. I have not disassembled this unit before. It is a 8.8 rear end.
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Old 08-29-2010, 01:44 PM
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this is the procedure i used. it's all basically the same.
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Old 08-29-2010, 11:27 PM
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Is the axle seal leaking on the 04-08 F-150's a common problem.Only reason i ask is my brother just bought a 05 F-150 XLT 4X4 Supercrew 5.4 and it looks like it has a axle seal leak on the passenger side.

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Old 08-30-2010, 06:04 PM
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the axle seal leak is fairly common amongst all 97-up f150s.

if it is a small leak, let it ride unless it's just bugging you. as long as the seal doesn't completely let go you'll be able to ride on it for quite some time. check the gear oil every oil change and make sure the leak doesn't get worse.

it is always a good idea to change the seal whenever you get the time though. i rode on mine for a little over a year and it went on me 20 miles from home. i limped it home but ended up having to replace an axle. my axle tube still isn't right either.
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-Headmaster Shorties. One cat for each side.
-305/70R16 ProComp Xterrains-16" American Racing rims.
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Old 08-31-2010, 12:03 AM
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It looked like it was leaking pretty good,thought it was a brake line at first but the lines were dry and it was really wet by the axle flange.He took it back to the dealership today they're going to fix it.

Thanks Mark.
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