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Axel seal not fitting

Postby Blackdelux on Fri, 15 Mar 2019 6:49 +0000

hi All need some help
ive got issues fitting inner axel seals on rear diff got Toyota genuine and after market
problem is there just too tight cannot for the life of me get them in without damaging them
any tips?
anyone had this issue?
can anyone confirm part numbers?
i was under impression there are only two options pre 10/2008 and post 10/2008
ive got the latter vsc diff
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Re: Axel seal not fitting

Postby outbackjoe on Fri, 15 Mar 2019 8:47 +0000

Hey dude I've done the axles seals a few times now, I dunno if that's the same as the "inner" seals you mention or if there is another seal I don't know about but they need to be tapped in perfectly square. You need a socket with overall diameter about the same size as the axle seal so that when you tap the socket it taps the seal around the entire circumference. You can also use some PVC pipe, measure the size of the housing then get a bit of pipe as big as can fit. Keep the pipe exactly parallel with axle housing and gently tap the seal in. Bit of grease on the seal helps.

If the seal is even slightly not square or tapped slightly unevenly it will jam.
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Re: Axel seal not fitting

Postby Blackdelux on Sun, 17 Mar 2019 3:01 +0000

thanks outback joe
ive been super careful. i had so many issues
cant make it happen, tried putting new seals in freezer too
i think there just too tight
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Re: Axel seal not fitting

Postby hiluxxury on Mon, 18 Mar 2019 4:52 +0000

Plug your vin into partsouq and check you have the correct part number there.
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Re: Axel seal not fitting

Postby dave g on Mon, 18 Mar 2019 5:10 +0000

The seal you pulled out will have same numbers on it
Check that they are the same
Freezing the seal is not good it makes the rubber to hard to flex and push in use grease and the right size drift to tap it in.
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Re: Axel seal not fitting

Postby kickinback on Wed, 20 Mar 2019 7:10 +0000

They’re a bitch to get in. You need to get the right tool for the job. I made mine out of acetal and it works a treat.


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