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Technical Rear axle seal removal

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 36roadster, Sep 28, 2020.

  1. I have to change the seal on my rear axle ('64 Ford ute). The seal stays in the housing after the axle is removed, so the sealed bearing stays on the axle. The seal is in the axle housing fairly deep (around 2") so unless I can get behind it, it's difficult to lever it out from the front. I could make a tool (maybe out of Brass so I don't score the inner surface) but there must be an old trick for this type. I could drill a small hole and insert a screw and lever it out, but the face is very thin (about 3/16").
     
  2. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 50,172

    squirrel
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    slide hammer with a hook on it
     
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  3. Last one I did, I used one of these on my slide hammer.
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  4. 302GMC
    Joined: Dec 15, 2005
    Posts: 7,023

    302GMC
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    from Idaho

    Just hook it with the last 2'' of the axle shaft & pop it out.
     
  5. Wrench97
    Joined: Jan 29, 2020
    Posts: 502

    Wrench97

    ^^^^^ works every time.
     
  6. nochop
    Joined: Nov 13, 2005
    Posts: 2,377

    nochop
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    from norcal

  7. It sounds like America"s 9 inch Ford seal.I take a chisel,and strike the seal in two places opposite each other.The seal warps,and becomes loose in the bore.Easy from there,
     
  8. fiftyv8
    Joined: Mar 11, 2007
    Posts: 5,226

    fiftyv8
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    from CO & WA

    I made my own gizmo out of scrap.
    Works well...
    Probably should post it in the Homemade Tools thread.
     

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  9. This works, quick and easy most of the time.

    If you don't like that idea, or for some reason it won't work for you, a slide hammer with a hook of some sort will get the job done.
     
  10. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 10,241

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    I bought a double hook with a 15” handle. Packaged for removing seals. I’d show a photo but it’s at my sons.
     

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