I have a few questions:
1. Do you mean the entire Front Diff, or just the Driver's Side Half of it?
2. When I install the new seal, does the rubber edge need to sit flush with the Diff?
3. Do you thinking the whining I am experiencing on acceleration just has to do with the seal, or is it the bearing?
Thanks in advance.
I have posted some more pictures of the carnage. I can honestly say that for me, this has not been easy. I had to grind down the burrs I mad while prying out first the original seal, then the one I tried to install that got hung-up, with my Roto-Zip!
I used a 2" piece of threaded pipe with a cap, the other end taped with electrical tape, an beat it in with a machinist's hammer.
I think that I may not have driven it in far enough, but I am not sure that is what is causing the Front End Whine on acceleration.
I first noticed the Front End Whine after I knew that my Diff was leaking gear oil, and directly before I embarked on this nightmare Front Axle Seal replacement.
I do not want to admit defeat, but if I can't fix this, I will have to fork-out a few hundred bucks or more to my Mechanic and more importantly wait until he can get me in.