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Old 11-10-2005
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Front diff leaking

I searched some but couldnt find too much, my front diff where the rear axle and the drivers side axle comes out is leaking at the seals it looks like...are these seals hard to change?? ive put it off for long enough, now its starting to drip on my driveway, so it HAS to be done this weekend....

Ive never done it before but im guessing you have to pull the axles that are leaking, pop the seals out (sounds easier said then done) and tap the new ones in? Or is there other stuff involved.....

I will try to get step by step pictures on how to do this, unless i give up and schedual an appointment to take it to ford...which i might do because it looks like the gasket is leaking too

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ya its common..i changed mine about 1-2 months ago.. payed to get it done.
i was under my truck last week and it is leaking again.
good thing you reminded me, i have to call the place that did mine to see if they will fix it.
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I bought both axle seals and the pinion seal from ford, hopefully they will all be replaced this weekend....

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Good luck
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ya no kidding. i didnt have the right tools or the time. so today my truck is in the shop gettign it done.
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F*%*#$*@(%#%U&(#(@*@ [email protected]($*@($&#( !!!! That was the BIGGEST pain in the *** ive ever done in my life.....Whosever seals are leaking...take it to a shop, dont do it yourself...unless you have small arms, and a lift...It seriously sucked monkey nuts...Sorry for the language, but it took me and my father in law 5-6 hours to do this...I went ahead and got new rotors and brake pads which came out to 150$

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yea my front pinion seal blew alst week..fluid all over the f'in place.. called ford and the exteneded warranty i got will cover that plus the rear engine seal that blew. and the tools i dont have to do the front diff or i woulda lol
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hahah that sux.
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I had the front pinion seal go at 20000 miles too.
also had the front timing chain replaced too..

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has anyone replaced theres, and had it start leaking again a month or 2 later?
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I hope mine doesnt start leaking now, the hardest part of it, was finding a tool that would go around the rubber piece, and equally hammer the seal into place, we used a empty can of brake cleaner, took the top off of it, and used the bottom....we used a like 1 1\4 inch pipe to tap the other one on, and the pinion seal we searched FOREVER for something, tried stuff and nothing worked, until we came up with the idea of the fence post cover, the round cap at the top..worked like a charm....Its going to take a couple days to see if it still leaks, but nothing so far.....It wasnt TOO bad of a job, i was just still pissed from it not going easily, but it is a pain in the @$$ to get anything in there...

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