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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-23-2002, 10:47 AM Thread Starter
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Need a little help, front axle oil seals

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]
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Re: Need a little help, front axle oil seals

Hmmm,
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]
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Re: Need a little help, front axle oil seals

Guess I should have been more specific. The grease seal that goes on the back of the steering knuckle with the felt pad seal.
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Re: Need a little help, front axle oil seals

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.
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