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Ram Truck 1500, 2500 & 3500 (2006-2008)

Axle Shaft Seal

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Removal & Installation



9.25 in. AA
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove hub bearings and axle shafts.
  4.  
  5. Remove differential from differential housing .
  6.  
  7. Remove differential bearing adjusters.

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    Fig. Differential housing (2), bearing adjusters (1)

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  9. Remove axle seals located behind adjusters with receiver 8498 and extractor 6310.
  10.  
  11. Install receiver 8498 (1) into the adjuster bore.
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  13. Install extractor rod 6310 with extractor foot 6310-9 (2) through the receiver and axle seal.

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    Fig. Extractor rod 6310 with extractor foot 6310-9 shown

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  15. Install extractor plate 6310-2 and nut 6310-7 (2) on the extractor rod (1).
  16.  
  17. Tighten nut (2) on extractor rod (1) to pull seal into the receiver.

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    Fig. Seal removal shown with special tools

  18.  
  19. Remove and discard seal.
  20.  

To install:

  1. Install axle seal on Installer Cups 8885-2 (1) (3) and position cups with seals into the housing.
    NOTE
    Seals are installed with the axle guide facing outward.

  2.  
  3. Install Turnbuckle 8885-1(2) into installer cups and expand the turnbuckle until the seals bottom out in the housing.

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    Fig. Seal installation with special tools

  4.  
  5. Install adjuster (1) into the differential housing (2).
  6.  
  7. Install differential in housing.
  8.  
  9. Install axle shaft and hub bearings.
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C205FD
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove half shaft from vehicle.
  4.  
  5. Clean axle seal area.
  6.  
  7. Remove O-ring and snap ring from axle shaft.

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    Fig. O-ring (1), snap ring (2), axle shaft (3)

  8.  
  9. Remove axle with remove 8420A (2,3,4) and slide hammer C-3752.

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    Fig. Remover tool 8420A (2,3,4)

  10.  

To install:

  1. Wipe axle shaft tube bore clean.
  2.  
  3. Install new axle shaft seal with installer 8694.

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    Fig. Axle seal installation with tool 8694

  4.  
  5. Install axle shaft with new snap ring and verify axle shaft snap ring is seated in side gear.
  6.  
  7. Install O-ring and snap ring on axle shaft.

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    Fig. O-ring (1), snap ring (2), axle shaft (3)

  8.  
  9. Install half shaft.
  10.  
  11. Verify differential fluid level and add fluid if necessary.
  12.  

 
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