F-150 Axle Shaft Bearing Help!

Discussion in 'Gen 1 & 2 - Emergency Issues - Performance Upgrade' started by shoon, Jun 19, 2015.

  1. shoon

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    I am in the process of replacing clutch packs on the TracLoc Differential, and in the process opted to replace bearings and seals. The seals I got are Timken problem solvers; they offset the new bearing and seal positions by having the bearing and seal as one unit and shifting the position of the bearing and seal.

    So the concern I have, is that the new bearing surface is going to ride on the axle shaft where the seal used to ride. The seal had worn a small groove. The groove measures .005" and will be directly in the center of the new bearings.

    Is it acceptable to have the bearing ride on this or should I rip them out and go with original setup?

    Also, these bearings have an inner seal and outer seal preventing diff fluid into the bearings... Do I need to add any extra grease or diff fluid within the bearing or is the existing prepacked factory grease all these things need?

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  2. Banshee

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    I'm a member of f150 forum also. I bet they could help you out over there a bit better and you'll getter better response
     
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  3. shoon

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    Thanks!

    I know that the people of shoforum have been an amazing resource over the years and figured I'd check in to see if they might be able to help me out!
    (Still got my SHO, it sat for 2.5 years... I boosted the battery and it STILL runs like a champ and refuses to die haha)

    So, there are a couple different f150 forums.. I have not had much luck getting responses at the one I registered at (f150online.com), So you're saying f150forums.com is pretty decent?
     
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    Yeah they seem to be ok. I don't think I've ever come across a forum like sho forum though. This place is great. Good luck with your truck and congrats on still having your sho.
    Jamie
     

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