Dan the Gear Man® Tech Note 1:
This is one of the hardest seals to install without special tools due to the restricted area it is in and the extremely tight fit of the seal. Get the TS4631 or TS4620 Tool Kit unless you really like cursing, wrecked seals, and tearing your axle down repeatedly for the same problem!
Dan the Gear Man® Tech Note 2:
Once the axle is disassembled, the old seals can be easily removed with our TS4861 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.
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 both print and instant download versions. 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.