Well during the summer when my truck was in the shop I found out that my passenger side axle seal was busted. If I can remember right my bearings are ok just the seal. So I have a few questions for you folks.
I'm planning on doing the seal myself. I found two articles on here that are going to help tremendously.
This one from a 2003
and this one from a 2004
Is the article with the 2004 pretty similar to a 2001 F150 4x4? I also know that the 2003 should be identical, cause I know 97-03 are pretty much the same. Should I replace just the busted seal or do both sides since I'm at it?
Also another question:
On one of the steps from the 2003 write up, he says to
Put the pinion shaft and bolt back in to prevent the spyder gears from moving without the axles in!!
Does that mean I take pinion shaft and bolt out, then take the c-clips off and take the axle out...then put the pinion shaft and bolt back in the same place so the gears don't move?
That's about the only step I'm some what confused on.
Also I plan on using all OEM parts to do the repair, but I want to add Royal Purple gear oil do you folks recommend that? Or stick to Motorcraft gear oil?
Thanks everyone! Sorry for the long post.