1994 Ford Escort Replaceing seal

Tiny
HEMI03
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  • 1994 FORD ESCORT
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • MANUAL
  • 95,000 MILES
Do I need to remove the tranny to replace differential
seal?Fluid is leaking where the half shaft meets the tranny. Can I just pull old seal out and press new seal in?
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Sunday, March 14th, 2010 AT 5:40 PM

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Tiny
DAVE H
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CRANKSHAFT REAR OIL SEAL
Removal
Remove transaxle.
See TRANSMISSION REMOVAL & INSTALLATION - A/T article in TRANSMISSION SERVICING. Remove flexplate or flywheel (M/T). Using a universal seal remover, remove oil seal from rear seal housing. If seal is difficult to remove, remove seal housing and seal.
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Monday, March 15th, 2010 AT 9:46 AM
Tiny
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I need to replace a differential seal on a FRONT wheel
drive 1994 Ford escort. This would be the seal that holds the tranny fluid in the tranmission when you pull the driveshafts out. Do I need to remove the tranny from the car to replace the seals?
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Monday, March 15th, 2010 AT 1:33 PM
Tiny
DAVE H
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Sorry about that .. my mind must have been somewhere else !! .. LOL

You do not need to remove the transmission.

Disassembly
Raise and support vehicle. Remove front wheels and splash shields. Drain transaxle fluid. Disconnect tie rods from steering arms. Disconnect stabilizer link (if equipped).
Remove ball joint stud clamp bolts and nuts. Pull down lower control arms to separate lower arms from knuckles. Remove right joint shaft bracket (if equipped).
Remove half-shafts by carefully prying between shaft and transaxle case. Support half-shafts using wire. Remove oil seals.
Reassembly
Using appropriate seal replacer, install oil seals. Replace circlip on end of half-shafts. Install half-shafts. Attach ball joints to knuckles. Install tie rod ends, and tighten nuts to specification. See TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS .
Install ball joint bolts and nuts. Install stabilizer link assemblies (if applicable). Turn nuts on each link assembly until 1.00 (25.4 mm) of bolt thread can be measured from upper nut. Secure upper nut, and back off lower nut until torque of 12-17 ft. lbs. (16-23 N.m) is reached.
Install splash shields and front wheels. Refer to appropriate automatic transmission servicing article in TRANSMISSION SERVICING for specified transaxle fluid. Check for leaks.

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Monday, March 15th, 2010 AT 3:08 PM
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