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    dropping in new engine

    I put mine in n after from underneath. Went in slick
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    2.75 to 3.50 3rd member swop issues

    Installed new seals from a different store. They are thicker then the other one which would put the rubber ride on the axle in a different spot. 4th time may be the charm! Let you all know after a nice long cruise
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    2.75 to 3.50 3rd member swop issues

    I’m sorry I didn’t keep the box with the part number. It was from Napa. They looked like a ford seal green on the out side edge. I will be buying from a different store today. I’m bringing my axles there to see the fitment before I buy them. Thinking I’m not going to install them in all the way...
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    2.75 to 3.50 3rd member swop issues

    I took out my axles to check for pitting or imperfections. I really don’t see an issue
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    2.75 to 3.50 3rd member swop issues

    I banged them in as far as it seemed to bottom out. When I stuck my finger in to feel. It seemed like there was an 1/8 of an inch. Same on both sides. I’m assuming there in all the way. While I was pounding them in. They just stopped and wouldn’t move anymore. Did it sound and feel like they...
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    2.75 to 3.50 3rd member swop issues

    I checked with a gauge and they look spot on. I’m as confused as all of you. One fella said that they make a seal with a smaller inside diameter. Which would make sense to why it is leaking. I wish I know the type and seal number. I’d rather try that then the sleeves. And when I press the...
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    2.75 to 3.50 3rd member swop issues

    Well I just purchased 2 sleeves that are for a 31 spline. They r supposed to fit a 28 spline. I just have to get seals for a 31 spline axle. Hopefully this is my solution
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    2.75 to 3.50 3rd member swop issues

    Just to make sure I double checked my vent line and the port coming from the differential and all r clear. No blockages
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    2.75 to 3.50 3rd member swop issues

    What seal did you end up buying?
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    2.75 to 3.50 3rd member swop issues

    So I got my daughter to pull the plug and nothing came out. So the last time I drained some out I took a little too much. But still leaking past the seals. The old seal (Original) never leaked. I did not take a good look at the axles but they looked shiny. Nothing stood out. I did buy for 28...
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    2.75 to 3.50 3rd member swop issues

    It’s hard to pull the plug out at rid height as it is to low for me to get at. Maybe I’ll drive it to a lube shop and get them to pull the plug and see if and how much oil comes out. If that doesn’t work and I have to pull the axles. I will take pictures
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    2.75 to 3.50 3rd member swop issues

    it looks like it is the seals not sealing. Axles look good! No pitting. Nice and shiny. Like I said I never had this issue with the old 3rd member.
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    2.75 to 3.50 3rd member swop issues

    WELL I’m at my Witt’s end! Did as everyone suggested and everything looks perfect! But still smell gear oil! I pulled the plug and some gear Oil drained out. So I jacked up the car to get a little more out just to make sure enough drained out. Went for a cruise and still I smell gear oil...
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    2.75 to 3.50 3rd member swop issues

    so I just put it all back together. The 4 contact spots. I cleaned up and there were deep groves that I ground gently and filled in with welds then ground down smooth. Added high temp grease. Everything is how it should be. I pulled the vent line and blew it out. It was fine. I will pull the...
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    2.75 to 3.50 3rd member swop issues

    I put grease on the inside to help the spring from moving. Then gear oil around the rubber of the seal
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    2.75 to 3.50 3rd member swop issues

    When I took the new seals out they were fine except from where I prided on them. I just installed the new seal and made sure I had them lubed good and never rested the axle on them when inserting them. It could be a little over filled with gear oil. Would that do all this?
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    2.75 to 3.50 3rd member swop issues

    ill look. But I never had this issue before I changed the 3rd member
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    2.75 to 3.50 3rd member swop issues

    I took the axles out and pulled the seals. They are the correct seals which is confusing. How is the oil getting past the seal? I’m I supposed to use silicone behind the seal? Did I set the seal in to far. I see the axle is thicker at the seal then quickly reduces.
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    2.75 to 3.50 3rd member swop issues

    FOUND IT!!! Took the drums off and there is was! Gear oil coming from the axles. Both sides! I know it had to be that! So I was thinking to myself. Why would that happen and why both sides? Then it hit me! They must have given me axle seals for a 31 spline axle. That would make sense! No? I call...
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    Smoking negative

    You have to try the old school way. When you try to turn it over get someone to hit the starter with a hammer! You never heard that from me🥴
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