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Old October 23rd, 2008, 04:11 PM   #1
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keep the water out

Is there some way to keep the water out of the hubs on my 95 f150?

after a short day of muddin or hitting a few puddles, I get water and dirt in my hubs and have burned through a bearing allready. I've replaced the seals and bearings. Is there anyway to keep the stuff out?

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Old October 23rd, 2008, 04:33 PM   #2
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yes, dont drive through water.
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Old October 23rd, 2008, 05:50 PM   #3
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i ve seen people wrap the hub in duct tape, or use little plastic bags and rubber bands over the ends, you could use the water proof marine/trailer grease in your bearings, that might help somewhat
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Old October 23rd, 2008, 05:58 PM   #4
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new o rings around the lockout.

maybe your wheel hubs are worn and the parts and seals are not fitting tight.
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Old October 25th, 2008, 08:39 PM   #5
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well, I'm rebuilding the whole front end, so mabye that plus some rtv will help. Do straight axle guys have the same problems?
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Old October 26th, 2008, 09:31 AM   #6
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i had the same problem on my ttb, try replacing all the seals, i.e. the inner seal and the oring on the lock out. the inner oring for the selector nob itself my be dry rotted or cracked also... make sure you clean the sealing surfaces also.
when i did mine i put a small amount of grease on the seal to lubercate in hope that it would work better/last longer
i'm sure that strait axles have the same issue with bad seals i havn't finished my build/ sas so i cant tell you from experience, but ttb and strait axles are pretty much the same design knuckles out..
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Old October 26th, 2008, 07:10 PM   #7
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I have purchased new seals for the axle shafts as well as the rotors. I am looking for the seal that goes over the spindle needle bearings. Any idea on what or where I can get em? Autozone and napa and advance cannot help me.
I mean, I looked up axleshaft seals, and that gives me the seals that go into the carrier.
Wheel seals are the ones for the rotor.
The other seals are the ones that go on the ends of the axleshafts themsleves.

I have bought them all and still need the other ones!

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