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D44 IFS seals

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D44 TTB seals

Can anybody offer some insight into what seal(s) go between the axle stub and spindle, and what seal goes on the spindle before the hub/brake disc goes on? I've looked at too many websites and am confused now. It's for a D44/35 hybrid I've been working on and off for years. I think I'm ready to put it all back under the truck, but am stuck here. This is off a '96 f150. The original seals are in pieces. I have a new SKF #18844 that looks like it might go on the axle stub, but it seems like something else should go with it? If somebody can help identify part #s that I can go down to O'rielly, NAPA or Carquest and pick up I'd appreciate it.
 
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The seals on my D44 ('92 Bronco axle) are the same as on, say, a '79 D44 (and again as found on '90-'92 D35s as well).

A metal flange presses onto the base of axle stub, then a flared-lip seal goes around the metal flange. A (usually gray) plastic shim (spacer) then goes over the axle stub (chamfered side toward yoke) and then a smaller V-groove seal goes over the shim (groove toward yoke).

Timken or National pt# SBK4, or SKF #BK1 should give you everything you need (plus a spindle needle bearing).
http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/moreinfo.php?pk=1118867&cc=1106110


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Thanks 4x4junkie. Your post inspired me to do some more checking using earlier years and also for a bronco which allowed me to come to this conclusion:

It appears Ford used several different methods in this area on the D44. Later years apparently use an inner and outer axle seal and no metal plate or thrust washer. I'm not sure what years this changed, or if these parts are all interchangable or not.

I found a couple vidoes on a 1994 Bronco on youtube that show pretty much exactly what I've got on the f150 setup, except for the f150 has two spindle nuts and a lockwasher, vs the single setup on the Bronco.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYkmL0wR2lg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNbDwF08X6k

So it looks like I had the right parts laying around, however the outer seal is missing in action, which was part of what was throwing me off. I'll pick up a new one and start reassembly it all again.

Here's some pictures of the outer seal in place for reference:







Your post led to this and getting my memory jogged, so I do thank you for that. If you or anybody else have any more commentary on the subjuct, I would appreciate it.
 
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Ok, you have the later setup (used on most '93-'97 D35s also).
I have a feeling the earlier setup may be better based only on the fact I've yet to have any water getting in through mine where a couple buddies with later rigs did (I'll admit I don't know the full maintenance history of their rigs though). If anything, the earlier ones do seem a bit easier to find.

FWIW, Rockauto.com lists the above pt#s for your '96.
 

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