I just took apart today my front axle : Dana 60; i.e removed the brakes, rotors, knuckles and shafts. I am cleaning everything , replacing few parts (ball joints, steering linkage...).
when I removed the axle shafts, i was really surprise NOT to see any seal or dust boot between the shaft and the axle housing (right where the shaft enters the housing). Is that normal or is it specific (unfortunately) to my van?
I didn't take the diff cover off yet, but I am expecting also a seal at the exit of the diff housing for the axle shaft. But when i removed both shafts, I could see through the axle and I don't think there are any seals in there... But a lot of dirt!! I think I will remove the diff cover, the gears and clean the axle with some kind of long ball brush...
And also I am pretty sure my right hub assembly was missing some seals.
I didn't find any next to the outer bearing, but it looks normal. At the rear side of the drum, I have a "knuckle bearing??" and a wheel seal outside of it. is the bearing the right name for it? It just looks like a plate with a ridge, no balls or rolls... (note I have the ABS ring, but no sensor??? the van is 2000)
And the the spindle has the inner bearing (well stuck!!) and a dust boot sealing on the outside. What is the name of this sealing please?
Finally the shafts themselves. They have a dust boot for the outside part and a plastic washer next to it. what is that seal called also please?
Can you please correct me if I am wrong or let me know the exact names of all those seals.
Thank you very much