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NO-- The seal only is there to contain the oil in the diff housing. If you have a shifting problem with the transmission then the problem will be in the transmission. Run the fault codes and check for faulty solenoids/servos/TCM and oil condition and level.

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SOURCE: Rear Differential Seal Leak

No. This is a cheap repair even if you take to Chrysler or any repair facility. All they do is drop the drive line and remove the pinion nut and remove the seal and tap the new one into place. Should only take them about an hour at most to do this.

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There are several seals for the differential. The pinion seal is towards the driveshaft. The rear cover is on the back of the differential.

The rear cover seal is a gasket and can be replaced by removing the rear cover and scraping off the old gasket. Some mechanics make their own gasket out of a liberal application of atv gasket compound. Other mechanics use a stamped gasket and may apply a small amount of cement to one side of the gasket to hold it to the cover.

The cover is bolted on by Torx head fittings.

The pinion seal is another matter. The driveshaft needs to come off. The flange needs to come away from the differential and the seal rides the shaft going into the differential. Some housings require a removal tool.

With either seal, you need to determine the type of differential you have. Limited -slip requires an additive to work in the standard lube. Some require only synthetic gear lube as well as the additive.

A cover gasket is not very hard to replace. The pinion seal can be more difficult. Price the repair.

Do not reuse the differential fluid.

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T83T-1225-A swn~us~en~file=st1322a.gif~gen~ref.gif Axle Wheel Bearing Replacer
T83T-1225-B swn~us~en~file=st1326a.gif~gen~ref.gif Driver Handle
T80T-4000-W swn~us~en~file=st1185a.gif~gen~ref.gif Impact Slide Hammer
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  1. swn~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Do not use heat to loosen a seized lug nut. Heat can damage the wheel (1007) and the rear wheel bearings (1225).
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    1. Remove the lug nuts.
    1. Remove the wheel and tire assembly.
  1. Remove the axle housing cover (4033).
    1. Loosen the axle housing cover bolts (4346) and drain the rear axle (4001).
    1. Remove the axle housing cover bolts.
    1. Remove the axle housing cover.
  1. Remove the rear disc brake rotors (2C026); refer to Section 206-04 .
  1. swn~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Once the differential pinion shaft (4211) has been removed, turning the differential case (4204) or an axle shaft (4234) will cause the differential pinion gears (4215) to fall out of the assembly. This could result in chipped or damaged components.
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  1. swn~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Do not damage the rubber O-rings in the U-washer grooves.
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  1. Reinstall the differential pinion shaft.
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    1. Install the differential pinion shaft lock bolt finger-tight.
  1. swn~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Do not damage the inner wheel bearing oil seal (1177).
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  1. Lubricate the lip of the inner wheel bearing oil seal.
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  1. swn~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Once the differential pinion shaft has been removed, turning the differential case or an axle shaft will cause the differential pinion gears to fall out of the assembly. This could result in chipped or damaged components.
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  1. swn~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Do not damage the inner wheel bearing oil seal.
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  1. swn~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Never remove the axle shaft oil seal by itself. Always remove the rear wheel bearing and the axle shaft oil seal at the same time.
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  3. Remove the center cap.
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  6. Remove the wheel and tire assembly. Remove the axle housing cover (4033).
    1. Loosen the axle housing cover bolts (4346) and drain the rear axle (4001).
    1. Remove the axle housing cover bolts.
    1. Remove the axle housing cover.
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7.Remove the rear disc brake rotors You will have to remove the brake caliper to get rotor off.
8. CAUTION: Once the differential pinion shaft (4211) has been removed, turning the differential case (4204) or an axle shaft (4234) will cause the differential pinion gears (4215) to fall out of the assembly. This could result in chipped or damaged components.
9.
1.Remove the differential pinion shaft lock bolt. 2.Remove the differential pinion shaft. 4fd1df0.gif 10.CAUTION: Do not damage the rubber O-rings in the U-washer grooves. Remove the U-washers (4N237).
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  2. Remove the U-washers.
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    1. Install the differential pinion shaft.
    1. Install the differential pinion shaft lock bolt finger-tight.
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    1. Pull the axle shafts outward.
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      1. Align the hole in the differential pinion shaft with the differential pinion shaft lock bolt hole.
      1. Install the differential pinion shaft lock bolt.
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                                                            1. Raise and support the vehicle.
                                                            1. Remove the rear wheel and tire assemblies.
                                                            1. s3b%7eus%7een%7efile=ani_caut.gif%7egen%7eref.gif CAUTION: Remove the rear brake calipers to prevent drag during the drive pinion bearing preload adjustment. s3b%7eus%7een%7efile=ani_caut.gif%7egen%7eref.gif CAUTION: Do not allow the calipers to hang from the brake hoses. Remove the rear brake caliper and support bracket from the knuckle as an assembly. Wire the caliper and support bracket assembly out of the way.
                                                            2. s3b%7eus%7een%7efile=ani_caut.gif%7egen%7eref.gif CAUTION: Index-mark the driveshaft flange and pinion flange (4851) to maintain initial balance during installation. s3b%7eus%7een%7efile=ani_caut.gif%7egen%7eref.gif CAUTION: The driveshaft centering socket yoke fits tightly on the pinion flange pilot. Never hammer on the driveshaft or any of its components to disconnect the yoke from the flange. Pry only in the area shown, with a suitable tool, to disconnect the yoke from the flange. Disconnect and position the driveshaft out of the way.
                                                            1. Install an Nm (inch/pound) torque wrench on the nut and record the torque necessary to maintain rotation of the drive pinion gear through several revolutions.
                                                            1. s3b%7eus%7een%7efile=ani_caut.gif%7egen%7eref.gif CAUTION: After removing the nut, discard it. Use a new nut for installation. Use the special tool to hold the pinion flange while removing the nut.
                                                            1. Index-mark the pinion flange and drive pinion gear stem to maintain initial balance during installation.
                                                            1. Using the special tool, remove the pinion flange.
                                                            Installation
                                                            1. Inspect the pinion flange seal journal for rust, nicks, and scratches prior to installing the flange. Polish the seal journal with fine crocus cloth, if necessary.
                                                            1. Lubricate the pinion flange splines.
                                                              • Use SAE 80W-90 Premium Rear Axle Lubricant XY-80W90-QL or equivalent meeting Ford specification WSP-M2C197-A.
                                                            1. NOTE: Disregard the index marks if installing a new pinion flange. Position the pinion flange.
                                                            1. Using the special tools, install the pinion flange.
                                                            1. s3b%7eus%7een%7efile=ani_caut.gif%7egen%7eref.gif CAUTION: Do not under any circumstance loosen the nut to reduce preload. If it is necessary to reduce preload, install a new collapsible spacer (4662) and nut. s3b%7eus%7een%7efile=ani_caut.gif%7egen%7eref.gif CAUTION: Remove the special tool while taking preload readings with the Nm (inch/pound) torque wrench. Tighten the nut to set the preload.
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                                                            1. Install the rear brake calipers.
                                                            1. Install the rear wheel and tire assemblies.
                                                            1. Lower the vehicle.

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                                                            sra~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: The rear brake anti-lock sensor must be removed before the axle shafts are removed. The rear brake anti-lock sensor is bolted on the rear disc brake caliper anchor plate.
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                                                            1. Clean all dirt from area of axle housing cover with a wire brush and/or cloth.
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                                                            1. Remove differential pinion shaft lock pin and differential pinion shaft .


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                                                            1. Push flanged end of the axle shafts toward the center of the vehicle and remove the rear axle shaft retaining u-washer from the button end of the axle shaft .



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                                                            1. Carefully slide axle shaft into rear axle housing without damaging rear wheel bearing (1225) or rear brake anti-lock sensor indicator (2C189) . Start splines into side gear and push firmly until the button end of axle shaft can be seen in the differential case .
                                                            1. Install the rear axle shaft retaining u-washer on the button end of the axle shaft splines, then pull the shaft outboard until the shaft splines engage and the rear axle shaft retaining u-washer seats in the counterbore of the differential side gear .
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                                                            1. Install rear disc brake caliper and rear disc brake rotor .
                                                            1. Install wheels and tires.
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                                                              Rear Disc Brake Caliper Anchor Plate




                                                            1. Lubricate the rear wheel bearing with Rear Axle Lubricant.



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                                                              sra~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Installation of rear wheel bearing or inner wheel bearing oil seal assembly without proper tool may result in an early bearing or seal failure. If inner wheel bearing oil seal becomes cocked in bore during installation, remove it and install a new one.
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                                                            1. Install axle shafts as outlined.

                                                            May 13, 2009 | 2004 Ford Crown Victoria

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                                                            Replace left rear axle seal 1999 ford explorer


                                                            Axle Shaft Removal
                                                            1. Raise and support the vehicle. For additional information, refer to Section 100-02 .
                                                            1. Remove the wheel and tire assembly. For additional information, refer to Section 204-04 .
                                                            1. Remove the differential housing cover (4033).
                                                              1. Loosen the bolts and drain the lubricant from the rear axle housing (4010).
                                                              1. Remove the bolts.
                                                              1. Remove the differential housing cover.
                                                            Remove the rear brake disc (2C026). For additional information, refer to Section 206-04 .
                                                            1. sxn~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Turning the differential case (4204) or an axle shaft (4234) with the differential pinion shaft (4211) removed will cause the differential pinion gears (4215) to fall out of the assembly and damage the components.
                                                              Remove the differential pinion shaft.
                                                              1. Remove the differential pinion shaft lock bolt.
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                                                            2. sxn~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Do not damage the rubber O-ring in the U-washer groove.
                                                            3. Remove the U-washer (4N237).
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                                                            3. sxn~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Do not damage the wheel bearing oil seal (1177).
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                                                            1. sxn~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Never remove the wheel bearing oil seal (1177) by itself. Always remove the rear wheel bearing (1225) and the inner wheel bearing oil seal at the same time.
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                                                            6c7eb46.gif Installation
                                                            1. Lubricate the new rear wheel bearing.
                                                              • For 4.0L SOHC and 4.0L EI with limited slip rear axles and 5.0L vehicles, use SAE 75W-140 High Performance Rear Axle Lubricant F1TZ-19580-B or equivalent meeting Ford specification WSL-M2C192-A.
                                                              • For 4.0L SOHC and 4.0L EI with conventional rear axles, use SAE 80W-90 Premium Rear Axle Lubricant XY-80W90-QL or equivalent meeting Ford specification WSP-M2C197-A.
                                                            1. Using the special tools, install the rear wheel bearing.

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                                                            1. Lubricate the lip of the new wheel bearing oil seal.
                                                              • Use Premium Long-Life Grease XG-1-C or equivalent meeting Ford specification ESA-M1C75-B.
                                                            1. Using the special tools, install the wheel bearing oil seal.
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                                                            1. Install the axle shaft. For additional information, refer to Axle Shaft in this section.

                                                            Feb 22, 2009 | 1999 Isuzu Rodeo

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