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Whats up with the metal ring thing to put on the stubb that seals? There has to be a trick to put that biotch on there! I tried about everything I could think of... I know its the right parts. Any tricks of the trade? Been bangin for about an hour w/ no luck... <IMG SRC="smilies/usa.gif" border="0">
 

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If your talking about the inner axle seal they can be tricky and not easy to get a straight shot at them through the housing. I get ALL off my extensions and adaptors and put them all together. Find a socket that is the right size to fit the seal. Get a bud or a S.O. and have them pound on the extensions while you hold it lined up. It will go but takes a few wacks. Little light oil like some 10w30 on the lip will make it go easier it you got the good seals with the seal coating on them. Yeah is sounds weird to use oir where it seals to the tube but it will seal just fine.
 

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I am talking about the metal guide ring that goes on the stub shaft. Its a big metal ring with a rolled lip... The socket You refer to would have to be a DEEEEP socket since it would have to reach all the way from the tip of the splines on the stub to the surface of the metal ring.
 

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I have new u-joints on it and dont want to burn the grease out... Last resort I will <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">
 

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Only ring I can think of is the brass spacer that goes over the shaft where it passes through the inner spindle bearing. Mine just slide on and off and have a bevele in them where they go up against the mashined surface. Then there is a small seal and the big seal around the outside edge. You sure you got one for a D44 and not a D30? Mine go on with no problem and one was ground up and I replaced it and the replacement went on with no problem.
Maybe we are still not on the same page.
 

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OHHHHHH I think I know what your talking about. the part that keeps crap out of the axle tube...sort of like the ones on the pinion yoke to protect the seal but has a flap on it.
Full hight press with a old bearing race to back it up. My bud has a press and I usualy go over his place when I mess with those. You usualy screw them up if you try to do it with a hammer. Hit the local Napa or Machine shop. Probably do it for $5 or maybe even free if they are in a good mood.
 

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Guess I need to take pics <IMG SRC="smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0"> My fault for not splainin' it right I guess... <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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BAHAHAHHAHA <IMG SRC="smilies/devil.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/devil.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/devil.gif" border="0"> I got it! I used the spindle to beat it on! I had roller bearings flying all over the garage but I got it! I already had new bearings to take the old one's place... Thanks for all the help and ideas. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/beer.gif" border="0">
 

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You are talking about the metal backing plate for the bellow seal from the SBK-1 seal kit. It is probably just rusted on there. Beat the crap out of it, it should come off. I was able to put on the new one by gently working my way around it with a small hammer to get it started. Beat the shit out of it, you are not going to hurt anything.
 

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Originally posted by Grim Reaper:
<STRONG>OHHHHHH I think I know what your talking about. the part that keeps crap out of the axle tube...sort of like the ones on the pinion yoke to protect the seal but has a flap on it.
Full hight press with a old bearing race to back it up. My bud has a press and I usualy go over his place when I mess with those. You usualy screw them up if you try to do it with a hammer. Hit the local Napa or Machine shop. Probably do it for $5 or maybe even free if they are in a good mood.</STRONG>

puft throw those away, the one on the inner to keep junk out of the tube works great huh? ever pull an axle and not see junk in there, just run with out it, let what ever gets in there come out easier
 

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Originally posted by Keith:
<STRONG>You are talking about the metal backing plate for the bellow seal from the SBK-1 seal kit. It is probably just rusted on there. Beat the crap out of it, it should come off. I was able to put on the new one by gently working my way around it with a small hammer to get it started. Beat the shit out of it, you are not going to hurt anything.</STRONG>
YOU KNOW WHAT I WAS TALKING ABOUT!!! I couldnt get that POS back on! any monkey could get it off (and probably on) but it was a BITCH for me. The ring I got and the axle aren't exactly machined at close tolerances and It wasnt round! One side was always falling down and it was a frustrating mess... I used the spindle as a slide hammer on the top of the axleshaft <IMG SRC="smilies/eek.gif" border="0"> Probably shouldnt do that but oh well. Irts on and I am ready to assemble my axle some more <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by welndmn:
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puft throw those away, the one on the inner to keep junk out of the tube works great huh? ever pull an axle and not see junk in there, just run with out it, let what ever gets in there come out easier</STRONG>
Well done man! I was thinking about that... What if I ever had to pull an axle? It would probably stick in the housing and fall sideways then I would eventually have a collection of seals in the bottom of my diff. I cant believe they aren't sealed better than they are closer to the end! Dirt can get in there and fall in the gear oil then mix and reeek havoc on bearings and gears. Not to mention water or mud. pretty cheezy (whizzy) if you ask me <IMG SRC="smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by welndmn:
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puft throw those away, the one on the inner to keep junk out of the tube works great huh? ever pull an axle and not see junk in there, just run with out it, let what ever gets in there come out easier</STRONG>
Hey doesnt the gear oil come pouring out at high angles??? I made one hell of a mess getting the damn thing out of my truck..
 
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