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Old 02-03-2008, 06:08 PM   #1
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Has anyone replaced their rear pinion seal with a seal from Advanced Auto Parts? On their website they show they're SKF brand. We us a lot of SKF bearings and seals at work and I was wondering if these were better than the dealer item or the same. I checked with the dealer about replacing it under extended warranty (7/70) as I have about 4k miles left on it. I would have a $100 deductible for replacing an $8 part. The service manager told me if I could do it myself (which I can) It'd be a lot more cost effective in the long run because the part/labor would be nowhere close to $100.

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Old 02-03-2008, 06:26 PM   #2
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SKF is fine,.. I use a lot of their seals at work on heavy machinery.
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Old 02-03-2008, 08:45 PM   #3
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I've always had good luck with SKF seals.

Rebuilt the 8.25 rear in my Road Runner two years ago and no issues.

Go for it.

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Old 02-04-2008, 08:22 PM   #4
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Mine needs done, whats involved and how hard is it to do? I found what looks like grease on the back side of my gas tank, and the rear end looks like oil on it.
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Old 02-05-2008, 11:25 PM   #5
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mine had minor leak but that was 30000miles ago dealer replace no charge. Yes to skf seals.
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Old 03-16-2008, 10:42 PM   #6
 
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Ok this is not helping my view of the Dodge.

My 2008 Ram 1500 has 1500 miles on it. It is making a high pitch squeaking noise coming from the rear end. Took the truck to the dealer and they tell me my rear pinion is bad and they have to replace it. I have owned Ford's my whole life and have never had that happen to me. Is this just a fluke thing or common on a new Dodge? Help me out here fellas!
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Old 03-17-2008, 09:06 PM   #7
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Fluke,.. somethings can go wrong during initial build, and until things go through their paces you won't know.

Thats why we have warranties,.. major things will generally go wrong within a certain amount of mileage.
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Old 04-06-2008, 04:28 PM   #8
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Im with HEMI-LAW, How hard is this to do? I have the same sludge all over the rear end and tank. And I dont have warranty.
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Old 04-07-2008, 04:03 AM   #9
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I Tried It Over The Weekend..Had No Luck...I Can Not Break The Pinion Nut Loose With A 1/2 Inch Ratchet. Is There A Trick Or Do I Need To Have A Impact Gun.Has Anybody Done This By Hand ? Randy
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Put pipe on ratchet, for leverage.
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