crown vic axle seal

Gotta do the axle seal (one side -- going to do both @ same time) in my 93 crown vic...
very big job?? any tips or tricks or problems that anyone knows of that
you may run in to on this? i plan to do it on my back outside...
Thanks...
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On Sun, 14 Jan 2007 17:06:50 GMT, Picasso

No tricks. Remove rear diff cover to drain oil and gain acces to cross pin retainer bolt. Push pin out to allow axles to be pushed in to release "C" locks on axles. Axles can then be pulled out. You will need to resynch spider gears when you reinstall. Make sure spider shims are in place. If you have a bad bearing surface on the axle, you can get a replacement bearing and seal kit designed to use a different location on the axle to avoid buying a new axle. If you have park brake problems or need to replace the shoes, now is the time to do it since the axles have to be pulled to access the park brake shoes.
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One more IMPORTANT point. The major cause of leaky rear axle seals is a stuck vent on the axle housing, which pressurizes the case when it warms up, blowing the oil past the seal. MAKE 100% SURE the vent is open and free when you replace the seal
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I actually have replaced the parking brake shoes without removing the axle, but its a real pain in the a**.
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