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F150 REAR AXLE OIL SEAL REPLACEMENT

1997 Ford F-150

Drive Train Axles Bearings problem
1997 Ford F150 V8 Four Wheel Drive Automatic 132000 miles

I am hoping to replace my severly leaking rear axle oil seals on my truck but have run into a snag. Before I can remove the axles I need to slide the differential pinion shaft out of the housing. Before I can do that I need to remove the lock bolt for the shaft. I have attempted to do this but have realized that the bolt is frozen with high torque and thread lock. Am I faced with having to drill this bolt out and tap a new thread? Any other ideas or options?
Thanks Woody
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Woodygoos
March 12, 2008.




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