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Front axle seal

ophidia

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I tried searching but all I get is a blank page.

The driver's side axle seal on my wife's Mountaineer is leaking. I read through the thread on replacing the axles, and that looks pretty straightforward, so I think I can get the axle off. My question is what's involved with replacing the seal? I just did the rear seals on it, and it was simple-- remove diff cover, pull pin, pull axle, pry out old seal, tap in new seal. Is the front axle seal on the outside edge so I can pull it and then tap in the new one?

It's not leaking a lot, but any leak is too much. It's already leaking from the rear main seal, and that's enough leaking. Vehicles leaking fluids drive me up the wall.
 


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Dan Whitaker

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The front left axle seal is on the outside edge of the diff housing. The right side I'm not sure of.
 




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Same problem here!!! My solution: Found a deal for a set of axle. I will change the whole think!
I've try to change just the boots, but it's a PITA to separate the axles!!

GL
 








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OK, sounds good. Will I need any special tools to get it out, or can I get it out with a screwdriver and pliers like I did the rear ones?
 




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OK, sounds good. Will I need any special tools to get it out, or can I get it out with a screwdriver and pliers like I did the rear ones?

you can get them out that way, but a slide hammer would make your life a lot easier, most parts stores will loan you one with a deposit.
 




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