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Old January 21st, 2012, 12:44 PM   #1
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Ford 9 inch axle bearing

I have the 3/8" stud 9" axle end caps. There is a lot of load on the seal to get it to where it is at in the picture, there is about 3/16" gap and I do not want to tighten it up anymore, for fear of ruining it. The outer bearing seal does not fit into the cap. Should it fit into it? I can not find the old ones, I started this a long time ago and am finally starting to make some progress. This is a SET 20 timken bearing set. Is there a different seal for the smaller stud housing? Do I have to buy different caps?





I got this axle from a junkyard, do not know the specific year it came from. I'm thinking it's from a Bronco, because it was the narrowest one they had. Both axle shafts are the same length, 31 spline.

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Old January 21st, 2012, 12:48 PM   #2
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You are crushinig the seal because you don't have the drum break backing plate installed. You will have to make a spacer the thickness of the backing plate material.
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Old January 21st, 2012, 03:06 PM   #3
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Correct! Thanks, forgot all about that. Easy fix... thank you so much.
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Old January 21st, 2012, 09:52 PM   #4
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also you are missing the "wedding" ring that is pressed on to hold the bearing put.
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Old January 21st, 2012, 10:18 PM   #5
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also you are missing the "wedding" ring that is pressed on to hold the bearing put.
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Old January 22nd, 2012, 08:35 AM   #6
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Yeah, I was making sure everything fit right before I put those on... and also for the wife to be out of the house to use the stove to heat them up.

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Yeah, I was making sure everything fit right before I put those on... and also for the wife to be out of the house to use the stove to heat them up.

Thanks again.
If you were closer, I'd press them for you.
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Old January 25th, 2012, 08:23 PM   #8
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Thanks for the offer, but I got them on, got a truss drawn up and ordered as well as caliper brackets... should be done with this someday soon. GL4x4 rocks.
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