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Old 12-01-2006, 02:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Dana 60 Spindle Seal orientation??

I have all the rebuild parts for my dana 60 from the knuckles out. I picked up all new seals and bearings and I can not figure out the orientation of the spindle seals. I understand this diagram from the 60 bible but can not tell which way the seals go on.



I understand number 56(slinger) and # 60(spindle seal). It's the others I don't get. I have all the parts here in front of me and can take pictures if needed if nobody has them.
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Old 12-01-2006, 03:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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57 is splindle dirt seal thick side goes toward slinger. #58 is thrust washer inner tapered edge goes toward joint. #59 is spindle grease seal < goes toward splindle bearing #60 is spindle bearing it is pressed into spindle.
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Old 12-01-2006, 03:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thank you! It is hard to figure out when you don't have anything to dissassemble. I bought a bare housing to rebuild and now it works. Thanks again!!
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Old 12-02-2006, 11:01 AM   #4 (permalink)
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From an article that might help you:

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Old 05-03-2010, 06:25 PM   #5 (permalink)
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So the diagram and the pictures do not match. In the diagram the thrust washer is backwards and the inner seal is facing the opposite direction. I know for a fact the chamfer goes toward the ujoint with the thrust washer, but I am not sure about the inner seal now...
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I went ahead and pulled apart one of my other d60 front ends to see which way that seal goes. On the short axle it had the lip facing in, like the diagram, and on the long axle it had the lip facing out, like the pictures. Wasn't that helpful?!
Anyway, I went on steelsoldiers.com and asked one of it's members who is very familiar with these rigs, and he said the lip should face inward, like in the diagram, as it is to seal the grease in the needle bearings from coming outwards, and if you put it backwards, it won't do that as well. Anyway, I don't really know if it makes a whole lot of difference since either way looks like it will seal. I have looked for another web page with info on this, but so far, can't find another reference.
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I agree that it does not seem to make much of a difference as either way it will seal. My thinking is the picture is right and the diagram is wrong. Especially the thrust washer. The chamfered side is intended (at least in my experience/opinion) to go against the yoke end to clear any rounding the shaft has where the yoke begins. This way the thrust washer can sit flat against the surface of the yoke. But I am interested to know if anyone found or knows the true answer to this question.
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Is it correct to stretch the dirt seal (57) over the slinger so it is flush? It seems like that's the only way to keep it centered, but would like to make sure.
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I have looked for another web page with info on this, but so far, can't find another reference.
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I put the seal on the slinger, but do not grease anything until you have that fucker on there.
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Is it correct to stretch the dirt seal (57) over the slinger so it is flush? It seems like that's the only way to keep it centered, but would like to make sure.
yes, that is correct
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