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Old 09-14-2020, 10:38 AM   #1
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Default Remove rear axle seal

Hello again,
I need to replace the rear axle seals on my 29 model A.
I've removed the drum and snap ring.
How do I remove the old seal? The center hole is to small to get an angle with a screwdriver to drive it out without bending it. I've tried to get it out with a driver between the bearing and seal, got it to move slightly but that's all.
What's the easy way?
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Old 09-14-2020, 11:25 AM   #2
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Default Re: Remove rear axle seal

I used a big screwdriver and a pipe wrench to pry/break the seal apart and lift it out. It worked, but I'm sure someone here will post a better and easier method.
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Old 09-14-2020, 11:54 AM   #3
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I sometimes use an old valve that has has 3/4's of it ground off, maling an 'L' shaped tool. 216 Chevy valves are long stemmed, so work well.
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Old 09-14-2020, 12:07 PM   #4
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Got it!
Be creative, think outside the box, make a L shape tool.
Apply many thumps!
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Old 09-14-2020, 04:03 PM   #5
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I use an old tire iron for working on split rims, see attached photos.
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Old 09-14-2020, 04:13 PM   #6
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If you are not handy at making your own they do sell seal pullers https://www.amazon.com/ARES-Puller-D...dDbGljaz10cnVl

I usually use a slide hammer with a hook on the end.
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Old 09-14-2020, 05:00 PM   #7
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It sounds as if you’re trying to not damage and reuse the seal? Don’t waste time trying. They’re only around $5 from the dealers.putting it in without the correct tool is tricky enough to do without damaging the seal.
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It sounds as if you’re trying to not damage and reuse the seal? Don’t waste time trying. They’re only around $5 from the dealers.putting it in without the correct tool is tricky enough to do without damaging the seal.
An old set of rear wheel bearing rollers makes an excellent tool for refitting the seals.
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