Best seal puller for front differential

gmcman

Guru
I wanted to start another thread so others could find help more easily.

I'm replacing the two seals on the front differential, I already replaced the LH CV shaft side, now the oil pan side. The LH side I managed with a prybar, but the diff was also secure. I also don't want to damage the bearing adjuster.

I don't want to tear anything up as it will take a bit of force to remove the seal. The A/C compressor is moved aside but there are PS lines and AC lines in close proximity.

Curious to what people have had success with, I think a regular seal puller would work but you have to be mindful of the bearing adjuster on the other side of the seal, which incorporates small roller bearings.

Currently at this stage, I have a good deal of room.

As @Mooseman stated in my thread on the bearing adjuster, these seals really take a good tug to remove. Any special tool specific for this job is worth it.

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Mooseman

Master Blaster
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I'd say a 3 jaw bearing puller on a slide hammer should work. Or a flat hook with a slide hammer. Saw this one which might slip behind the seal between it and the bearing.

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