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Dana 60 front spindle seal question

Discussion in '6.9L IH & 7.3L IDI Diesels' started by irhunter, May 23, 2020 at 8:00 AM.

  1. irhunter

    irhunter Registered User

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    1990 F350.

    When I took my axle apart, only the passenger side had the rubber seal which slips into the spindle right up against the needle bearing.

    I am not talking about seal #59 620062 which is a seal which slips on the axle shaft.

    OK, that's odd...only finding the seal on one side.

    Here is more odd: Neither the Ford FSM nor the Dana IPL show the seal. And, I can not find a PN.

    Anyone know anything about this?

    Thanks,

    Roy Unknown seal.jpg
     
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    Thanks. Yes, that thread has great pics.

    I am starting to believe there may be an old-style and newer seal...and, the PO threw both of them in on the passenger side. Yes, I know that makes very little sense.

    Roy
     
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    Correct. The 'new' seal arrangement began around the time Ford switched the D60 to balljoints ('92?) I believe it coincides with the lack of a snap-ring groove in the stub axle. Either style works AFAIK.


    Is there a chance the one side has a Dana 50 spindle instead? These are 'shorter' on the backside, so there's a bigger gap to seal.
     

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