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So I am trying to install my driveshaft. From what I have read and from a prior post there is an oil seal that is supposed to go on the end of the tail shaft

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However when I look at the tail shaft there is already some sort of seal/ring there. It does not have the rubber cover and with it in place I cannot place the other oil seal

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Do I remove this other ring? Do I forget about the oil seal?

Thanks
Joe


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Your photo shows that there is an oil seal installed in the trans. The one that is loose is an OEM type. The "snout" on the OEM style one is to help keep grit and contaminants away from the actual lip seal deeper inside. You can run with the one that is already in place or remove it and install the other; either will work. FWIW, I'd simply use the one that's already installed and move on.

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Exactly. I sell both. If it was 4WD, I'd go with the snout type. In this chassis, the trans is up above the floor boards in a tunnel, and not likely to get much trash. Pre lube the driveshaft with a little Dexron and install it.
 

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Jeff and tirod,
Thanks for your quick reply! I was hoping that I could just keep the one that was already in place.
Joe
 
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