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Old 07-24-2013, 11:24 PM   #1
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Differential - Mystery orange ring


My front axle seals failed yesterday so I decided I'd try and tackle it myself. After reading some walkthroughs (this one in particular was really helpful: Dana 30 Axle Seal Replacement), I decided to give it a go.

After the front differential was opened up, I started trying to pry around to get the axle seals out. I ended up accidentally destroying what I thought was a big, orange o-ring. After inspecting it further, I realized it might actually be some form of rubbery calk / glue that was sealed on to the differential. I believe the axle bearings are pushed up against it when everything is in place.

Here's a good picture of what I'm talking about (the orange ring right on the outside of the seal):

Any ideas on exactly what this is and how to replace / fix it? Thanks!


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Old 07-24-2013, 11:46 PM   #2
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It's a sealer from when the tubes were pressed into the housing. Don't worry about it, continue on with replacing the seals.

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Old 07-24-2013, 11:55 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by freeskier View Post
It's a sealer from when the tubes were pressed into the housing. Don't worry about it, continue on with replacing the seals.
Phew - thanks for the good news! I'll carry on then.
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differential , orange , ring , rubber

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