QU42015 Inner Front Axle Shaft Seal for Early Dana 44 Front Axles is a direct replacement seal that fits most 1957 to 1972 Dana 44 front drive axles. QU42015 also fits 1967-1969 Jeep M715, M725, M726 Dana 60 closed knuckle front axles. QU42015 is used in conjunction with a separate, reusable steel axle shaft guide.
QU42015 seal is intended to be used with a reusable, separate sheet metal axle shaft guide. Both the seal and guide can be replaced by QU40055 unitized seal that combines the seal and axle shaft guide into one part.
Like almost all solid beam axle shaft seals, QU42015 Seals are pressed in the inboard ends of the axle tubes next to the differential. It is impossible to replace the seals from the outside! You must remove the hubs, axle shafts, and differential to replace these seals.
Once the axle is disassembled, the old seals and guides can be easily removed with our QK4647 Seal Remover Tool Set or other suitable tool such as a length of sturdy pipe that will fit inside the axle tube. You will also need to clean the inside of the axle tube to remove dirt and crud that could get pushed into your new seal during reassembly.
After the seals are installed, be sure to grease the lips to provide initial lubrication for the seal lip. Neglecting this step will usually cause the seal to fail the first time you use 4x4 mode. Do NOT grease the axle shafts as the grease will pick up crud as they are slid into the axle housing.
Matching Parts for QU42015 Seal:
QU40214 Original Equipment Dana Spicer Dana 44 Diff Cover Gasket
QU42028 Spicer Reuseable Dana 44 Differential Cover Gasket
QU40367 Original Equipment Dana Spicer Dana 60 Differential Cover Gasket
QU42029 Spicer Reuseable Dana 60 Differential Cover Gasket
S82194 Ultra Gray RTV Sealant
QK4647 Inner Axle Seal Remover Tool Set
QU40055 Unitized Seal and Guide
QT1032 Diff Case Spreader
1959-1966 All F100, F250
1957-1969 W100, W200
1962-1970 All Dana 44 Closed Knuckle
1962-1973 All Dana 44 Closed Knuckle
1967-1969 M715, M725, M726 Military Truck Dana 60 Closed Knuckle