QK4620 and QK4631 Adjustable Depth Front Inner Axle Seal Kits for Dodge Ram 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 QK4620 Kit for both left and right seals, or our QK4631 Right Side Only Kits 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.
QK4620 Complete Kit 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, QT1047 Thrust Plate, QU40105 Right Seal, QU40159 Left Seal, QU40090 CAD Gasket, and QU50048 Hose Clamp for vent hose.
QK4631 Right Side Only Kit includes QT1002 Right Seal Installer, QT1048 125, 000 psi tensile strength alloy steel Press Rod, USA made certified Grade 8 Hardware, QT1047 Thrust Plate, QU40105 Right Seal, QU40090 CAD Gasket, and QU50048 Hose Clamp for vent hose.
Please see TS4620 page for Tool Sets Only without the seals, gasket, and clamp. See our QK4698 page for our Depth Controlled Kits that take the guess work out of installing the seal to the original precise depth on 1994 to 1999 Dana 60 equipped Ram 2500 and Ram 3500.Fixed Depth Kits and Tool Sets Not recommended for Model 1500's.
Order TSB4620 Technical Service Manual for step by step instructions on replacing these front axle shaft seals!
Dan the Gear Man® Tech Note 1:
Differential removal is NOT required to change the QU40105 Right Axle Shaft Seal as it is located in the right axle tube just to the right of the rectangular CAD opening. A complete axle teardown including differential removal is required to change the QU40159 Left Seal.
Dan the Gear Man® Tech Note 2:
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 3:
We make two types of Seal Installers for your Ram 4x4: Adjustable Depth and Fixed Depth. The Kits 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 Kits (QK4698 ) 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 4:
Kit includes 1 seal for each side. Order extra seals if you believe Murphy's Law will strike-Anything that can go wrong will!!
Dan the Gear Man® Tech Note 5:
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 in an easy to read and follow format 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 only!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 6:
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
1994-2001 Dodge Ram 1500
1994-1999 Dodge Ram 2500, Ram 3500