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Old March 26th, 2013, 11:28 AM   #1
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The front 60 in my Jeep is leaking at both side. Is this an indication of worn bearings?

Should I get the whole rebuild kit or just put inner seals in it?

What to check for if the bearings need to be replaced?

I have seen the inner seals for $30-$60 a piece. A whole rebuild kit from Yukon is $210 shipped.
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what axle?
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what axle?
Ford D60 from a '78
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$7.99 a seal http://www.4wheelparts.com/Drivetrai...FQdU4AodyS8A4g

if the gear oil looks dirty, scrub everything up with diesel until its clean, then re-assemble.
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Its likely just the seals. We have them for about $12 each.

Or if you go for the master kit, I can get that to you for less than $210 delivered.

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J I can get a master kit for $160
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What often happens is mud will get past the outer seal and into the inner seal, and will eventually ruin it. You should get some of the better outer seals to prevent it from happening again.

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$7.99 a seal http://www.4wheelparts.com/Drivetrai...FQdU4AodyS8A4g

if the gear oil looks dirty, scrub everything up with diesel until its clean, then re-assemble.
Much better price

The oil was clean, only been a few trips since the gear swap.

But both D60, front and rear are leaking at all four corners
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What often happens is mud will get past the outer seal and into the inner seal, and will eventually ruin it. You should get some of the better outer seals to prevent it from happening again.

Where does the outer go? I would have thought there would be one on the outer end of the housing to prevent all the mud, sand and dirt from getting in the tube. But not on my axle.
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It goes exactly where you would expect it to - on the end of the axle tube. It keeps the tubes from getting all full of mud / sand / dirt / whatever and ruining your inner seals.
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It goes exactly where you would expect it to - on the end of the axle tube. It keeps the tubes from getting all full of mud / sand / dirt / whatever and ruining your inner seals.
The part of the axle shaft that would seal with this is rusty. Do I need to get it machined? So is the inside of the axle.
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I don't think machined. Wire wheel and sandpaper should do the trick just fine.
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I don't think machined. Wire wheel and sandpaper should do the trick just fine.
Thanks, I can get it nice a smooth.
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I also need a caliper bracket for the drivers side. It seems to be bent. It barely holds the caliper in place, but then again the little bracket that holds it together on the bottom is tack welded on. Can I get one from the auto parts store?

If figures as I just sand blasted an extra one I had and it turns out it has a L on in.

Turns out the bracket is fine, just the retainer bracket was welded on crooked. I will get a new bolt and bolt it on correctly.

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Guess I will order what I need and run what I have for this weekend.
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