Ford Explorer: Front Drive Axle/Differential / Removal and Installation - Axle Shaft Seal

Ford Explorer 2020-2022 Service Manual / Chassis / Driveline / Front Drive Axle/Differential / Removal and Installation - Axle Shaft Seal

Special Tool(s) / General Equipment

205-907
Handle, 32 Driver
TKIT-2008DH-FLM
307-256 (T92P-77000-FH)
Installer, Differential Fluid Seal
TKIT-1992-FLMH/LMH

Removal

  1. NOTE: The stub shaft seals must be replaced whenever the halfshafts are removed.

    Remove the front RH halfshaft.
    Refer to: Halfshaft (205-04 Front Drive Halfshafts, Removal and Installation).
  1. Remove and discard the front RH halfshaft seal.

Installation

  1. Inspect the differential housing surface for rust, nicks and scratches. Polish the differential housing surface with fine crocus cloth, if necessary.
  1. NOTE: Installation of the halfshaft oil seal without the correct tools can result in early seal failure.

    NOTE: Do not disassemble the new oil seal.

    Install the new seal onto a suitable special tool.
    Use Special Service Tool: 307-256 (T92P-77000-FH)  Installer, Differential Fluid Seal. , 205-907  Handle, 32 Driver.
  1. NOTICE: Strike only the handle. Directly striking the installer tool will damage the seal.

    NOTE: Carefully align the halfshaft seal with the housing bore and ensure the seal should flush in the differential housing.

    Using special tools, install the new front RH halfshaft seal.
    Use Special Service Tool: 307-256 (T92P-77000-FH)  Installer, Differential Fluid Seal. , 205-907  Handle, 32 Driver.
  1. Inspect the halfshaft seal lip for rust, nicks or scratches prior to installing the halfshaft. Clean the seal lip with fine crocus cloth, if required.
  1. Install the front RH halfshaft.
    Refer to: Halfshaft (205-04 Front Drive Halfshafts, Removal and Installation).
  1. Check the differential fluid level.
    Refer to: Differential Fluid Level Check (205-03 Front Drive Axle/Differential, General Procedures).

    Removal and Installation - Axle Assembly

    Materials Name Specification Slip Yoke Grease5L3Z-19A506-A -  Removal Drain the front differential fluid. Refer to: Differential Draining and Filling (205-03 Front Dr..

    Removal and Installation - Differential Breather Tube

    Removal NOTE: Removal steps in this procedure may contain installation details. Remove the front RH wheel only. Refer to: Wheel and Tire (204-04A Wheels and Tires, Removal and Installa..

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