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#1 Xrperry ONLINE  

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Posted August 28, 2017 - 10:06 PM

Anybody know if I can change a rear axle seal on a suburban 12 without tearing the thing apart.

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Posted August 28, 2017 - 11:47 PM

I would think its doable

I did it on my bolens

hard part is getting the old seal out

 

I carefully drilled a small hole

in the edge of the seal

screwed a small sheet metal

screw in and clamped a vise grip

to the screw and tapped the vise grip

with a hammer came right out


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Posted August 29, 2017 - 08:11 AM

Thanks 1oldbuzz I will give it a try

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Posted August 29, 2017 - 08:15 AM

I would think so. Have you looked in the parts manual to see how it's bolted together? That could help seeing what needs to come loose!



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Posted August 29, 2017 - 06:37 PM

Haven't looked yet. Figure someone here has done it

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Posted August 29, 2017 - 07:06 PM

I drilled a small hole through the ones on my SS15 and used a pretty beefy 3" long wood screw to get them out. Drill a small hole near the outside edge not near the axle. Did have to use the little chisel on the left one. Just dented it enough to loosen it up.

 

If it gives you problems use a small punch and a hammer and whack dents in it the whole way. That will shrink the metal enough so you can pick it rite out with needle nose pliers.   


Edited by EricFromPa, August 29, 2017 - 07:06 PM.





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