Thanks! hmmm, looks like special tools are needed. Are there other tools that could be substituted for the bearing/seal pullers and installation tools? Other than that, replacement looks pretty straight forward. I do have one of those generic double ended seal pullers that will probably get the old seal out. Hmmm, can I use the old seal to drive in the new seal? The seal looks like it sits flush with the end of the axle housing, so that might work? If yes, then all I really need to worry about is the removal and replacement of the bearing. Hopefully, it is just the bearing that's whining. It doesn't get louder or quieter when I turn though, so it may not be the bearing.
Last edited by Optimus; 05-02-2009 at 09:57 AM.