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  • Axle (and seal) Replacement ATX

    So I have to replace the driver side axle on the wife's SE. The question is... should I replace the shaft seal too? Is this an item that is normally changed during axle replacement? Or is it something you wouldn't screw with if it ain't broke/leaking?

    my rides;
    04 Marauder. Black MNB 98.5 svt 3.0L. 2000 Silver Frost MNB svt.

  • #2
    I would replace the seal, this is a no-brainer in my mind. As much trouble as an axle swap is, the extra effort and $5 to buy a new seal is well worth the warm fuzzy feeling knowing that you won't have to do the whole damn job again because the old seal starts leaking after it's disturbed.
    I collect Ford's Red-headed step children.
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    • #3
      yes thanks, that was how I was leaning. Its just that I'm never too sure about these temperamental contours of ours. This whole job started out as a rack and pinion swap. And of course became more and more, "while I'm in there" and because I tore the boot getting the control arm off. Gotta love it. Thanks again.
      my rides;
      04 Marauder. Black MNB 98.5 svt 3.0L. 2000 Silver Frost MNB svt.

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      • #4
        Another axle question.

        Can anybody take a look at this and tell me if it looks all the way in. I heard it click and it doesn't come out when I pull. It feels like the circlip is holding it in but it looks to me like its not all the way in. This is for an ATX drivers side. Thanks,



        my rides;
        04 Marauder. Black MNB 98.5 svt 3.0L. 2000 Silver Frost MNB svt.

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        • #5
          oh well, I'm goin with it as is. Its not coming out of there so I should be good. We'll see
          my rides;
          04 Marauder. Black MNB 98.5 svt 3.0L. 2000 Silver Frost MNB svt.

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