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Old 09-28-2018, 11:56 PM   #11
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Old 09-29-2018, 03:55 PM   #12
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It may be the grease seal that is the rubber piece that goes behind the hub but mine is flat and I can't find a part#. But my bill of material says that I don't have that seal. But who knows maybe someone before me added that in
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Ok I think I have it finally figured out. The first pic is of the spindle, the rubber seal that went behind the hub, the old seal and plastic washer, and then the new kit.
The second pic is of the old seal with the metal rigid seal. It has to be pressed in just like any other seal. The new kit has a soft rubber seal that just falls down on top of the bearing. It's soft and pliable like an o-ring. I have installed the bearing in the spindle and with the new seal in it, it has about an 1/8" of play between the seal {with it sitting on top of the bearing} and the bottom of the plastic washer. Which I think that it will wobble in there and cause it to leak. Do I need to pull the bearing back out and only seat it in just a little so that the seal is held in place by compression from the plastic washer? Or do I find the seal with the metal ring?
And the third pic is of the rubber/metal ring that was behind the hub that I can not find anywhere. It's pretty much flat but it does have a little bit of a concave design around it. I think this may be a dust shield since it did not have one on it. But I did bend one of them up pretty bad while removing it. I can beat it back somewhat flat but was looking for new ones and to make sure that it is like it is supposed to be.
Sorry about the cut off pics but that is the only way I could get it to fit. But I'm sure that there is enough there to get an idea of what I'm talking about. Thanks ya'll for all the help.
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I don't think I've seen a problem replacing any of that on two trucks, 93 and 94, with Dana 35s I think the old seal wasn't really a seal but more of a dust and water slinger. Also the inner spindle bearing doesn't get anywhere near the amount of Grease the wheel bearings get, and of course the axle only turns when it's in 4-wheel drive, which is not very often for most of us. The big grease seal on the back of the rotor, takes a good whack and a big block of wood to get it seated. We always replace them even though a lot of people don't.
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Where do you find the shield on the back of the hub that you just whack with a hammer? I'll replace them if I could just find them. And during the winter months I may run from work to the house with it in 4 wheel drive and the seal with a metal ring just makes a lot more sense to me.
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