QU40449 Flanged Single Rear Wheel Seal fits many Ford and Dodge applications including 1994 to 2002 Ram 2500 3/4 ton and Ram 3500 1 ton trucks with single rear wheels and either Dana 70 or Dana 80 rear axles. Also fits many Ford models from the 1970's to current including 1999-2004 and 2006.5-2011 Ford F-350 Super Duty trucks with dual rear wheels. Double lip seal features bidirectional hydrodynamic inner lip to contain oil. Protective raised steel shell and outer wiper lip to exclude brake dust and other contaminants plus sealing compound on outer shell eliminates leaks between the hub and seal.
There is conflicting application information for rear Wheel Seal replacement between Dana and Dodge on 1994-2002 Dodge Ram Dana 60-70-80 Single Rear Wheel (SRW) rear axles because Dana used two different, but functionally interchangeable Wheel Seals in this era Dodge Ram SRW Full Float Rear Axles. As the two Seals are interchangeable, this is not a big issue, but you should know the facts. Dodge parts books list QU40450 Flangeless Seal as the replacement Seal for all 1994-1996 Dana 60, 70, 80 SRW axles and QU40449 Flanged Seal as the replacement seal for all 1997-2002 axles. Dana however, lists all 1994-2002 Dana 60 axles using QU40449 Flanged Seal. Dana catalogs QU40450 Flangeless Seal for all 1994-2002 Dana 70, 80 SRW axles EXCEPT the following 1996-1999 axles having Axle Tag Numbers which were built with QU40449 Flanged Seal:
Dana 70: 605879, 605880, 605901, 605981, 606012, 606013, 606055, 606063, 606094, 606095, 606148, 606149, 606164, 606165.
Dana 80: 606905, 605985, 606056, 606064, 606150, 606151
Wheel Seals are easily damaged when using makeshift installation tools. Use QT1503 Seal Installer for both Dodge and Ford trucks.
Always lubricate the lip of your new seal with clean grease before installing the hub on the spindle!
Many wheel seal leaks are caused by pressure building in axle due to a clogged axle vent system. Always check and clear the vent system. Other common causes of leaking seals include improper wheel bearing adjustment (See TSB4008), poor installation techniques (See Tech Notes 2 and 3 above), and worn spindle surface.
Matching Parts for QU40449 in 1994-2002 Dodge and Ram Dana SRW Rear Axle Applications:
QU50414 Inner Wheel Bearing
QU50411 Outer Wheel Bearing Cup
QU50412 Outer Wheel Bearing
QU40450 Rear Wheel Seal
QU50413 Outer Wheel Bearing Cup
QU40078 Steel Axle Shaft Flange Gasket
QU40118 Spindle Lock Nut for 1994-2002
QU40115 Spindle Nut Lock Wedge for 1994-2002
QU40577 Tapered Locking Bushing Cone for Axle Shaft Drive Studs
QU90018 Pyroplex Synthethic Grease
QU40367 Dana 70 Differential Cover Gasket
QU42030 Dana 70 Reuseable Differential Cover Gasket
QT1510 Rear Wheel Seal Installer for QU40450 Seal 1994-2002
QT1503 Rear Wheel seal Installer for QU40449 Seal 1994-2002
QT5500 Wheel Bearing Packer
Matching Parts for most 1973-2002 Ford Dana 70 F350, E350 and 1999-2004, 2006.5-2010 Dana 80 Ford F350 DRW Rear Axles:
QU50411 Wheel Bearing Cup
QU50396 Inner Wheel Bearing Cup
QU50399 Inner Wheel Bearing
QU50412 Outer Wheel Bearing
QU40078 Axle Shaft Flange Gasket Dana 70
QU20084 Axle Shaft O-Ring Dana 80
TK8003 Rear Wheel bearing and Seal Kit Dana 80
TK8002 Master Rear Wheel Bearing and Seal Kit with Tools Dana 80