TS4620 and TS4631 Adjustable Depth Front Inner Axle Seal Tool Sets Successfully installing the inner axle shaft oil seals on 1994 to 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 trucks and 1994 to 1999 Dodge Ram 2500 and Ram 3500 4x4 trucks can really raise your blood pressure if you do not have the right tools for the job. Our TS4620 Tool Set for both left and right seals, or our TS4631 Right Side Only Tool Set make inner axle oil seal installation easy and almost fool-proof on your Dodge Ram 4x4 equipped with the factory vacuum controlled Central Axle Disconnect (CAD) system. Our special, CNC Precision Machined, solid steel seal installers support these difficult to install seals in 3 locations so the seal cannot cock or get crushed during installation.
TS4620 Complete Tool Set for BOTH sides Includes QT1002 Right Seal Installer, QT1029 Left Seal Installer, QT1048 125,000 psi tensile strength alloy steel Press Rod, USA made certified Grade 8 Hardware, and QT1047 Thrust Plate. Order QU40105 Right Seal and QU40159 Left Seal separately or see our QK4620 Kit which includes both the Tools and Seals.
TS4631 Right Side Only Tool Set includes QT1002 Right Seal Installer, QT1048 125,000 psi tensile strength alloy steel Press Rod, USA made certified Grade 8 Hardware, and QT1047 Thrust Plate. Order QU40105 Right Seal separately or see our QK4631 Kit which includes the Right Side Tooling and Seal.
See our TS4698 page for our Fixed Depth Tool Sets that allow you to install the seal to the original precise depth.
Dan the Gear Man® Tech Note 1:
Successfully installing a CAD axle shaft seal without the correct Seal Installer has about the same chance of success as buying a winning lottery ticket. Makeshift methods don't usually get the job done due to the restricted area you need to work in, and the amount of compression needed to be applied to the seal. Due to the way we have to make the Tool, your Seal Installer and Seal MUST match. QT1002 Right Seal Installer will only work with original equipment design, NOK manufactured seals such as our QU40105 (Dodge p/n 4506005). QT1029 Left Seal Installer will only work with original equipment design, NOK manufactured seals such as our QU40159 (Dodge p/n 4116366). Seals manufactured by other seal manufacturers WILL NOT WORK WITH OUR INSTALLERS!!!! If you have the green, CR manufactured QU40326 (Dodge p/n 4506005AB) right seal use our QT1114 Installer. If you have the green, CR manufactured QU40270 left seal use our QT1084 Installer. We do not manufacture installers for this application to fit any other competitive seal designs such as National or NAK.
Dan the Gear Man® Tech Note 2:
We make two types of Seal Installers for your Ram 4x4: Adjustable Depth and Fixed Depth. The Tool Sets on this page include Adjustable Depth Installers that allow you to offset the seal to a deeper depth to miss a groove or other damage on the axle shaft. These installers will work on both 1989 to 2001 Dana 44 and1994 to 1999 Dana 60 axles. However, YOU MUST be careful you do not set the seal TOO DEEP which may place the seal beyond the axle shaft seal surface! Our fixed Depth Installer Tool Sets (TS4698) have Seal Installers that will firmly stop at a preset depth. Fixed Depth Installers will only fit Dana 60 axles in 1994 to 1999 Ram 2500 and Ram 3500 4x4s. Choose our Adjustable Depth Seal Installers for installing seals in any 1989-2001 Dodge with a Model 44, or if you want the flexibility to offset the seals on 1994 to 1999 3/4 ton and 1 tons with the Dana 60. Choose our Fixed Depth Installers if you want quick, fool-proof seal installation on 1994 to 1999 Dana 60 equipped Ram 2500 and Ram 3500.
Dan the Gear Man® Tech Note 3:
Need tech help on how to perform inner axle seal replacement on your 1994-1999 Dodge Ram 2500 or Ram 3500? Get my TSB4620 Inner Axle Seal Replacement Tech Service Bulletin, a fully illustrated, 8 page publication with 31 color photos. Includes step by step service procedures, tool recommendations, and torque specifications for replacing those pesky front axle shaft seals on all 1994 to 1999 Dodge Ram 4x4 trucks with Dana-Spicer Model 60 front drive axles. Available in print version. TSB4620 is specific to Dana 60 axles, but with the exception of a unitized hub/rotor and 4 bolt hub flange, the service procedures are also applicable to 1994-2001 Ram 1500 and 1994-1997 Ram 2500 4x4s with Dana 44 front axles.
Dan the Gear Man® Tech Note 4:
Once the axle is disassembled, the old seals can be easily removed with our TS1184 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.
1988-1993 Dodge Ramcharger and Plymouth Trailduster
1988-1993 Dodge W-150
1988-1993 Dodge W-250 with gasoline engine
1994-2001 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4
1994-1999 Dodge Ram 2500 and Ram 3500