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I have had the rear bearings(1 set per side only) for a few months now but what else to changeout. I have a 94 w/ semi float(drum brakes). According to the manual it likes like I need the paper gasket and oil seal(only 1 for semi float, correct). Is this oil seal identical to the oil seal used up front? Called around but didnt get a clear answer...CDan should know.

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No, it's not. The oil seal should survive replacing the bearing. Curious why you are replacing the bearings? Are they making noise or are the seals leaking gear lube?
 
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I dont hink they have been replaced yet, plus Koyos run about 20 bucks since I only need 1 set per side. Inexpensive maintance.
 

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You will need an inspection cover gasket, one bearing and one seal per side. You need to drain the diff and remove the inspection cover to pull the c-clips off of the ends of the axle shafts. You will need a puller to remove the oil seal and bearing from the end of the housing.
This repair is done in the same manner as a 40,55,60,62 rear axle.

I would not change SF axle bearings unless you suspect a problem. They are lubricated by gear oil.

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Thanks Cdan, the pinion, front and rear bearings at the diff is another project that needs to be done for a later date.

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front/rear diff bearings???

you need to pull the cover to pull the C clips to pull out the axle shafts to replace the bearings you have sitting in your hand.

I'm with C-dan- why pull the bearings for 'fun'. If there is some problem then trouble shoot them. Now, you are just wasting time to do a bogus repair.
 
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Rick,

Not sure why you felt compelled to be the THIRD person to tell Chris how to do it, and that he doesn't need to do this. But I think "wasting time" and "bogus repair" are a bit strong.

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