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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-19-2003, 06:41 PM
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Axle seal; I tried to search it!!

In the '85 I've got the tapered 9",new seal, bearing and race. Gasket between the housing and backing plate. It still leaks. In the Haynes manual (sec. 8-17.19) it states "Be carful not to damage the inner lips of the axel seal when reinserting". dang [img]images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img]. Is their suppost to be another seal inside the houseing? If not, what about shims to force the race/bearing closer to the seal on the axle shaft? Endplay might be 1/16" on both sides. Only one side leaks. Vents are clear.
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Re: Axle seal; I tried to search it!!

Gasket between the housing and backing plate.
Gasket? I've done mine a few times, and I don't recall a gasket.
(Not to say there's not supposed to be one there. [img]images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img])

I do know, if you don't get the race fully seated, (or squarely for that matter) in the housing, it will leak.

I've also never noticed any endplay once the axle was installed.
You sure the bearing was pressed on properly?

Wish I could be more help.
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I had the big "OFFROAD" shop in Dallas press all the new parts back on. Thought they would do it right. (They can't guarantee it since I did the install). Haynes suggest a gasket, but It would be a closer fit without it. I'd really hate to pay $250. extra
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Re: Axle seal; I tried to search it!!

Is the bearing all right? Pull the axle and check it out man. I don't think you will be able to figure it out with it on. If the race is marred for some reason (Are they replacable?) then I'd (Keep in mind this is BigNorm backyard builder tech here) try and put a light layer of RTV in the bearing recess and try putting the axle back on. I had my 9" in my mustang leak once and it was a bad bearing. When I fixed the bearing the leak stopped. I hope this helps. If you can take a picture of the problem. Sorry I can't be more help.
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make sure you've got the right seal, apparently there are several designs that will fit but only one will seal properly...
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this is the best i can find for you I have the same problem but it is the least of my worries right now cause I think I spun a rod bearing on my last trip up 4 wheeling pulling my camper so ZI guess the new motor is coming out and now the rods and crank and piston are going to get done...Should have done it right the first time I guess [img]images/graemlins/chairfall.gif[/img]
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