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Rear axle leaking

Wanna know how to change rear axle seal on 2004 ford f150 4x4 5.4 litre triton

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  • COLIN GHOSTKEEPER Jun 23, 2009

    right on man thanks for the info ill attempt it tomorrow

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    transaxle leak problems

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Block the front tires. Break the rear lugs loose. Jack up the rear of the truck at the center if possible. remove the wheels & brake drums. Remove the brake shoes,return springs & all the other hardware. Remove the differential cover & drain oil. If you have a posi the next step sucks. You need to remove the threaded pin from the housing & remove the axle retaining clips. All the while,being carefull of the spring in the posi unit. If no posi,then same procedure,minus the "pucker factor". After the axle is out,take a large flat blade screw driver or pry bar & pop the seal out. Keep in mind the axle bearing is probably gone too , so that's another procedure. Keep it apart,you'll be glad you did.

Posted on Jun 23, 2009

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    Pete MacSparran Jun 23, 2009

    Remember that axle bearing. If it's shot,which it is, you need a special slide hammer tool to remove them. Otherwise your wasting your time putting seals in.

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Removal & Installation To Remove:

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions at the beginning of this section.
  2. Put the vehicle in NEUTRAL.
  3. Safely raise and support the vehicle.
  4. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Differential housing cover
    • Disc brake caliper bolts and position caliper aside with wire
    • Brake disc
    • Differential pinion shaft lock bolt (A)
    • Differential pinion shaft (B)
    • Differential clutch spring (Traction-Lok Vehicles)
    • U-washer(s) by pushing in on axle shaft(s)
    • Axle shaft(s)
    • Differential side gears and clutch packs and mark them "right" and "left" (vehicles with Ford 8.8 inch ring gear)
To Install:
  1. Lubricate the lip of the axle shaft oil seal with grease.
  2. Install or connect the following:
    • Differential side gears and clutch packs (vehicles with Ford 8.8 inch ring gear)
    • Axle shaft (s)
    • U-washer(s) by pulling axle shaft(s) outward
    • Differential clutch spring using soft hammer (Traction-Lok Vehicles)
    • Differential pinion shaft by aligning the hole in the pinion shaft with the differential case lock bolt hole and installing a new bolt
      1. Torque to: 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm)
    • Brake disc
    • Disc brake caliper with the bolts
      1. Torque to: 20 ft. lbs. (27 Nm)
    • Differential housing cover
  3. Lower the vehicle.

Posted on Jun 23, 2009

  • Greg Bernett
    Greg Bernett Jun 23, 2009

    I understand what I put down for you but these are the steps regardless if you are doing the pinion or not...this is how you get the axles out.

  • Greg Bernett
    Greg Bernett Jun 23, 2009

    You're welcome! Please don't forget to rate!

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