I'm installing RRO's over the top steering. I had to remove the knuckles to do some drill and tap to install studs. I decided to grease all my bearings and put on new rubber and felt oil seals. I know I will need new bearings soon but I want to get on the road for now. Anyway which way do you put the rubber oil seals? It is mostly flat on one side and has a thin lip that sticks up on the other. My Haynes manual and my Chilton (more expensive Haynes) don't show a picture. [img]images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]
There are 3 seals you could be talking about, The hub to spindle seal, (I doubt it) the
grease seals on the back of the knuckles, or the drive axle seals just inside the axle housing. [img]images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]
If I understand your description correctly, the thin lip goes to the outside. Sort of a wiper for the
ball. Make sure there are no sharp projections or rust on the ball's sealing surface or the seal won't
last long. If the ball has pits they can be filled with JB weld and sanded flat.