Step-by-Step Guide to Replacing the Pinion Seal on a Ford 9 Inch Rear Axle
1. Begin by raising the vehicle and securely supporting it with jack stands.
2. Remove the rear wheels and the brake drums.
3. Unscrew the pinion nut and remove the yoke from the pinion.
4. Remove the pinion seal from the housing using a seal puller.
5. Clean the area around the seal with a rag and some brake cleaner.
6. Apply a thin layer of RTV silicone sealant to the lip of the new seal.
7. Carefully press the new seal into the housing using a seal driver.
8. Reinstall the yoke onto the pinion and tighten the pinion nut.
9. Reinstall the brake drums and wheels.
10. Lower the vehicle and test drive to ensure proper operation.
What to Look for When Inspecting a Ford 9 Inch Pinion Seal for Wear and Tear
When inspecting a Ford 9 inch pinion seal for wear and tear, it is important to look for signs of damage, such as cracks, tears, or other deformities. Additionally, it is important to check for any signs of leakage, such as oil or grease seeping from the seal. It is also important to check for any signs of corrosion or rust, as this can indicate that the seal has been exposed to moisture or other elements. Finally, it is important to check for any signs of wear or abrasion, such as scratches or gouges, which can indicate that the seal has been exposed to excessive friction or pressure. If any of these signs of wear and tear are present, it is important to replace the seal as soon as possible to ensure the proper functioning of the vehicle.