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Old September 17th, 2012, 05:00 PM   #1
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I have only a few wheeling trips and one trip to the mounds since last time I cleaned and repacked my front bearings. Last time I had them out the whole spindle was full of muddy grease. I cleaned all sealing surfaces and put new inner seals in and used rtv to seal were lockout meets spindle. Took them apart today and just as bad as before. I can't tell if it's coming in thru the inner seal or the lockout. I am running the factory lockouts on a 79 hp ford Dana 60. This time I'm gonna put silicone on the lockout retaining bolts too. Anybody have any tricks or tips I'm missing besides don't go to the mounds? :)
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Don't go to mounds and check the seal on the stub shaft against the spindle also
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Don't go to mounds and check the seal on the stub shaft against the spindle also
When I go to the mounds I try to stay out of the mud, I don't go into the deep holes but if you go there it's almost impossible to not go through some. Last winter I replaced the shaft to spindle seals. I ordered them from joint clutch. Are they readily available through a quality auto parts store?
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yes you can get them at auto parts store. one thing i do use a lot of grease on the spindle bearing seal,bushing. and are you useing the snap ring on the out axel shaft? you may need to add a washer to take out some end play of the axle moving that keeps the spindle seal little tighter. but you do need little play in it. if you have air space that means water will get in them, water will push out air every time.
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