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Hub seals

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by chas4x4, Oct 2, 2012.

  1. chas4x4

    chas4x4 Senior Member
    Messages: 101

    Do you always have to change the hub seals when replacing the rotors on the late 90s f250 and f350 or will they last longer than 30 or 40 thousand miles:confused:
     
  2. Holland

    Holland Senior Member
    Messages: 605

    Every time. Will come back and bit you in the a$$ if you dont. Seals are cheap, swap them out.
     
  3. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    On a plow truck it's severe duty. I replace every seal I can when I do a job. I even replace the rear engine main oil seal on my trucks when I do a transmission. It's cheap insurance. My F-250 had a rear axle leak. The steel had rusted out on the seal assembly. I pulled the other side. Yep, it's rusted out too. It pays to just replace it and be safe.
     
  4. DIRISHMAN

    DIRISHMAN PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,256

    Well I have a 97 250HD 5.8 reg cab and Bed and was told I will have to replace both Hubs at 380.00 a piece for them YIKES:dizzy:
     
  5. chas4x4

    chas4x4 Senior Member
    Messages: 101

    Well so far my hubs are ok just rotors so I will change the seals so I don't have to relpace the hubs yet
     
  6. DIRISHMAN

    DIRISHMAN PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,256

    Thats awsome just make sure you check the spindle shaft for pitting .
     
  7. chas4x4

    chas4x4 Senior Member
    Messages: 101

    wheel studs

    Anybody got any ideas the easiest way to get the wheel studs out and in when replacing the rotors on the f250hd doing this at home
     
  8. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,947

    Air hammer
     
  9. DIRISHMAN

    DIRISHMAN PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,256

    To put them back in put threw back attach lug nut and tighten till spline on lug are flush
     
  10. DIRISHMAN

    DIRISHMAN PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,256

    Also sprayed them with PB blaster to loosen any rust and corrosion on the backside for ease of removal
     
  11. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,947

    Yep. A little tip for install I use either pb or seafoam lub, and turn the lug nut backwards. Then impact them on
     
  12. DIRISHMAN

    DIRISHMAN PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,256

    Yep used to that at the parts store I worked at except we had a hydrolic press