Ford Explorer: Rear Drive Axle/Differential / Removal and Installation - Drive Pinion Seal

Ford Explorer 2020-2021 Service Manual / Chassis / Driveline / Rear Drive Axle/Differential / Removal and Installation - Drive Pinion Seal

Special Tool(s) / General Equipment

205-1061
Installer, Pinion Seal 8.8
205-1062
Installer, Pinion Seal 8.15
205-199 (T83T-3132-A1)
Installer, Spindle/Axle Shaft
T83-4000-A
TKIT-1983-F
TKIT-1983-FLM
TKIT-1983-FX
Flat Headed Screw Driver

Materials

Name Specification
Motorcraft® Premium Long-Life Grease
XG-1-E1
ESA-M1C75-B
 

Removal

  1. With the vehicle in NEUTRAL, position it on a hoist.
    Refer to: Jacking and Lifting - Overview (100-02 Jacking and Lifting, Description and Operation).
  1. Remove the rear driveshaft.
    Refer to: Rear Driveshaft (205-01 Driveshaft, Removal and Installation).
  1. Remove and discard the drive pinion seal.
    Use the General Equipment: Flat Headed Screw Driver

Installation

All vehicles

  1. Lubricate the new drive pinion seal lip with grease.
    Material: Motorcraft® Premium Long-Life Grease / XG-1-E1 (ESA-M1C75-B)

Vehicle equipped with 8.1-Inch Ring Gear

  1. Using the special tool, install the new drive pinion seal.
    Use Special Service Tool: 205-1062  Installer, Pinion Seal 8.15. , 205-199 (T83T-3132-A1)  Installer, Spindle/Axle Shaft.

Vehicle equipped with 8.8-Inch Ring Gear

  1. Using the special tool, install the new drive pinion seal.
    Use Special Service Tool: 205-1061  Installer, Pinion Seal 8.8. , 205-199 (T83T-3132-A1)  Installer, Spindle/Axle Shaft.

All vehicles

  1. Install the rear driveshaft.
    Refer to: Rear Driveshaft (205-01 Driveshaft, Removal and Installation).
  1. Check the RDU fluid level.
    Refer to: Differential Fluid Level Check (205-02 Rear Drive Axle/Differential, General Procedures).

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