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  1. probablecause

    probablecause Well-Known Member

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    What is this and how much to fix? 2005 F250, Right Rear Wheel.
     

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  2. Pesky Varmint

    Pesky Varmint Well-Known Member

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    A leaking seal. But seals leak because something else is wrong, most likely in this case wheel bearings. That's why it needs to be looked at ASAP.
    Just did this job on a Chevy 1 ton, had to buy a new hub assembly and bearings, parts alone at jobber cost were around $500. I figure a shop could
    do it in 3 hours. I took two days.
     
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    outboard_256 Well-Known Member

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    I am going to guess axle shaft seal. I would probably do both sides while I was doing it along with wheel bearings, etc. Not a big job with the right tools. How many miles on the truck?
     
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    probablecause Well-Known Member

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    140k
     
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    Justfishing Well-Known Member

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    Really depends on what is wrong. Many times seals go because the bearing is gone. Then there is where the seal rides on the axle and a new axle may be needed.

    The differential cover has to come off. New diff lube, gaskets and seals at minimum. May be worth it to change bearings. Not hard to do.
     
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    outboard_256 Well-Known Member

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    I would just assume wheel bearings and seals and if anything else obviously wrong when its apart. Do both sides and you will be good for another 140k miles. Would hate for you to do just the seal and have it leak in 10k miles or only do one side and the other start leaking not long after.
     
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    probablecause Well-Known Member

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    Can I change the gear ratio on the rear without the 4x4 front or do I have to do them both
     
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    Yellowboat Well-Known Member

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    Both, or never use the 4wd
     
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    probablecause Well-Known Member

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    I agree with you 100%. We are already knuckles keep in surgery
     
  10. outboard_256

    outboard_256 Well-Known Member

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    you have to do them both. Other wise the transfer case will fight itself to death with the different output speeds of the front shaft vs rear shaft.
     

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