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Old 06-08-2013, 10:06 PM
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Hello,
How far should a rear axle shaft seal be hammered into the axle shaft tube?

Should there be a gasket between the axle shaft tube and the brake backing plate?


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Old 06-09-2013, 12:08 AM
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they go in until they are seated. It should be very obvious that it
s where it should be. If not, you may have the wrong seal.
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Jim is right, Sherman. The seal goes in quite a ways because the axle bearing is on the outboard side of it, then the flange and gasket cover the end.. Here's a picture of your setup:

1180 is called, RETAINER - REAR WHEEL BEARING - INNER, and I believe it mates with the seal (1177).

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Old 06-09-2013, 04:01 AM
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How far should a rear axle shaft seal be hammered into the axle shaft tube?


...hammered...?

An axle shaft should slide into the housing once the stub end is aligned with the differential side gear...
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He's asking about the seal, Gary.
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yep , its pretty far recessed since it is behind the wheel bearing. and its purpose is to to protect the bearing from the gear oil which will be up in the axle housing.
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He's asking about the seal, Gary.


I am having trouble understanding key words...

It goes to the stop.
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Old 06-09-2013, 05:33 PM
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Thank you all for your responses. To conclude the wheel bearing seal will need to be hammered in all the way in until it seats. Second, there will be a gasket between the axle shaft tube and the inboard side of the brake backing plate.(?)

Will I also need a gasket between the outboard side of the brake backing plate and the axle "mounting bracket?"

Thank again,
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Thank you all for your responses.

To conclude the wheel bearing seal will need to be hammered in all the way in until it seats.
Yes.

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Second, there will be a gasket between the axle shaft tube and the inboard side of the brake backing plate.(?)

Will I also need a gasket between the outboard side of the brake backing plate and the axle "mounting bracket?"

Thank again,
There is (was) a gasket between the axle housing flange and the brake backing plate and between the brake backing plate and the outer bearing retainer. FEL-Pro should have both.
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