Dan the Gear Man® Tech Note 1:
Most inner axle seals are located right next to the differential and are impossible to replace without disassembling the axle up to and including the differential. Once everything except the pinion gear is removed, you drive the seals inward until they drop into the housing.
Dan the Gear Man® Tech Note 2:
Once the seals are removed, you need to clean any dirt, grit or crud out of the diff housing and axle tubes. After that, you can install your new seals. Seal installation is best done with our tooling made for your specific application. Sometimes you can get by with makeshift installers you cobble together, but in most cases, using makeshift tools just guarantees you get to do the job all over again.
Dan the Gear Man® Tech Note 3:
Besides QT1144, Our currently available attachments are:
QT1214: Fits axle tube inside diameters of 2.00" and larger. Max seal ID 1-3/4". This remover fits most Model Model 44, Model 50, Model 60, Model 61, Model 70, AAM 925, and GM 10 Bolt front axles with 3" or larger outside diameter axle tubes.
QT1216: Fits axle tube inside diameters of 2.25" and larger. Max seal ID 2". This remover is primarily made to remove the large bore, right side seal on 2000-2002 Dodge Ram 2500 and Ram 3500 trucks with vacuum controlled Central Axle Disconnect (CAD). It will also work on all to remove the left seals on the same model trucks, plus either seal on all 2002 and newer Dodge Ram 2500 and Ram 3500 models and all 2005 and newer Ford Super Duty® F-250, F-350, F450, and F-550 4x4s.
For Smaller Axles: For axle tube diameters between 1.50" and 1.75", you just use QU95007 nut as the remover.
Dan the Gear Man® Tech Note 4:
Our Front Axle Shaft Oil Seal Remover Tool Sets are:
QK4647: Includes TS4863 Rod Assembly and QT1144 Remover (Most smaller axles plus Ford Excursion and 1999-2004 Super Duty®)
TS1184: Includes QT1145 Rod, QU95007 Nut, and QT1214 Remover (Specific Kit for most Dodge with CAD)
Includes TS4863 Rod Assembly and QT1214 Remover (Most larger axles except 2000-2002 CAD equipped Ram 2500 and Ram 3500 or Ford Excursion and 1999-2004 Super Duty®)