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Old April 1st, 2012, 09:02 PM   #1
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How messed up is this? Superduty axle

So A couple weeks ago i had balljoints and a rod end done on my truck (2000 f350). Today I crawled under to look for a coolant drip and I found this



It's hard to see but it looks like a piece of the seal around the axle stub has come off? Is this a regular failure or did they screw something up?

I have some other complaints about the place that did the work, just wondering if I can add this to the list.
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Old April 1st, 2012, 09:07 PM   #2
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Dude that's pretty messed up
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Old April 1st, 2012, 09:19 PM   #3
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fairly normal failure, that seal really is only in place for vac hubs.
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Old April 1st, 2012, 09:21 PM   #4
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Aight then. Auto hubs havent worked for a while. Thanks
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Old April 3rd, 2012, 06:07 AM   #5
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I have one of those seals floating around my garage for the exact same reason, came with my truck....you can have it.
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Old April 3rd, 2012, 03:58 PM   #6
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find cheap manual hubs on escam and be done with it.
take up kickstand on his free seal offer. those are not cheap.

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Old April 3rd, 2012, 04:16 PM   #7
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I was mainly worried that the place who did the work fukcered up the seal and didn't replace it, or that it was a seal that should have been replaced as part of the work they did.
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Them live systems suck! Buy a full lock out kit.
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that seal should have been replaced if that was the side they put ball joints on. it should still be replaced even if you dont have or use vacuum hubs. that seal also helps keep the axle shaft aligned properly. could casue excessive wear on the needle bearing in the
hub that the shaft rides on. btw you also need to use the right tool for pounding that seal on the axle shaft.
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Old April 16th, 2012, 08:06 AM   #10
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that seal should have been replaced if that was the side they put ball joints on. it should still be replaced even if you dont have or use vacuum hubs. that seal also helps keep the axle shaft aligned properly. could casue excessive wear on the needle bearing in the
hub that the shaft rides on. btw you also need to use the right tool for pounding that seal on the axle shaft.
I've also seen people needed knew outer stub shafts because of this seal being blown out.
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so is the axle still leaking coolant?
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Old April 16th, 2012, 01:07 PM   #12
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so is the axle still leaking coolant?
i had to look twice, that's funny
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Old April 29th, 2012, 10:04 AM   #13
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that seal should have been replaced if that was the side they put ball joints on. it should still be replaced even if you dont have or use vacuum hubs. that seal also helps keep the axle shaft aligned properly. could casue excessive wear on the needle bearing in the
hub that the shaft rides on. btw you also need to use the right tool for pounding that seal on the axle shaft.
They put ball joints on both side. And thanks, that was what i suspected.
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