Question about 1987 Ford F 250
There is an extra piece pressed onto the spindle where the inner seal should wipe on the spindle. I suspect the seal surface got damaged, requiring a repair kit. There is no markings on the seal. The OD of the old seal is stock diameter. But the ID of the seal is about 200 thousandths larger than the stock seal. It is on a 1986 F250 4X4 Supercab HD. With a Ford full floating axle. With a 10.25 ring gear. I have been so far unable to locate a replacement seal. Any sugestions? Other than replacing the axle.
You can carefully remove the old sleeve, careful not to damage the surface underneath, inspect and assess the damage underneath. Possibly it can be repaired properly with medium then fine emery cloth polishing the surface. If there is a groove deep enough that your thumbnail catches on it, you might need to install a new sleeve. Research the brands and install the thinnest one possible. You may also be able to drive the seal in deeper or shallower to locate it in a different position on the spindle. It would only need 1/8 to 3/16" difference. Please post your results, hope this helps.
Posted on Feb 08, 2009
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Fig. 1: Inspect the bearings for abnormal wear and/or damage
With Manual Locking Hubs
(see Figures 2 through 17)
Fig. 2: Before beginning the wheel bearing removal, and after the outer hub is removed, wipe off any excess grease
Fig. 3: After the grease is wiped off, remove the axle shaft snapring ...
Fig. 4: ... then pull the splined spacer from the axle shaft end
Fig. 5: Use a 4 pronged socket to loosen the outer wheel bearing locknut ...
Fig. 6: ... then remove the outer locknut
Fig. 7: Remove the lockwasher from behind the outer locknut ...
Fig. 8: ... then loosen and remove the inner locknut-note the lockwasher engagement pin (arrow)
Fig. 9: While pushing inwards on the rotor/hub assembly, remove the outer wheel bearing ...
Fig. 10: ... then pull the rotor/hub assembly from the spindle, taking care not to scratch the bearing cups in the hub
Fig. 11: Pry out the grease seal on the back of the rotor/hub assembly ...
Fig. 12: ... then remove the inner wheel bearing. Thoroughly clean and inspect all of the parts for wear or damage
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