QK4685 Front Inner Axle Seal Installer Kit for 2003-2013 Dodge Ram AAM 9-1/4" 14 Bolt Front Axles installs the Inner Axle Seals on 2003-2013 AAM 925 14 Bolt front beam axles used in all 2003-2013 Ram 2500, 2003-2012 Ram 3500 4x4 trucks. Also fits 2004-2010 Ram 1500 Mega Cab with the solid beam 4x4 front axle. Precision CNC made installation tools are specifically made to quickly and easily install the included QU10945 Genuine AAM Axle Seals to the correct depth without damaging, cocking, or crushing the rather delicate seals or your Axle Adjuster Threads which are machined in the housing. Our QK4685 Kit makes inner axle oil seal installation easy and almost fool-proof on your Dodge Ram 4x4 equipped with the AAM 9-1/4" 14 Bolt front axle! Tools Made in Montana.
Also See TS485 Axle Seal Installer Tool Set without Seals
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Tech Note 2: Must Remove
To replace your Inner Axle Shaft Oil Seals, you have to remove the brakes, hubs, axle shafts, and differential. See TSB4597 for detailed, color illustrated, easy to read service procedures for removing and installing your AAM925 Front Axle Inner Axle Shafts.
Tech Note 3: Seal Type
QU10945 is an oil bath type seal. The actual seal surface is internal, meaning the inner sleeve of the seal rotates within the outer body. With this design, the outside diameter of the seal shell is a press fit in the axle housing. The inside diameter of the rotating sleeve is an interference fit on the axle shaft. If you had to use a pry bar to get your axle shafts out, it was due to the tight fit between the axle shaft and seal.
Tech Note 4: After Installing
After installing your new seals, lubricate the inside of the rotating sleeve with a thin film of grease or petroleum jelly. Doing so will ease axle shaft installation and minimize corrosion on that axle shaft seal surface.
|Parts You May Also Need to Complete the Job|
for All 2003-2013.5* Ram 2500, Ram 3500
*2013.5 with Front Axle having 4 Link Arms behind Axle
|QK4732 Axle Shaft Nut and Washer Kit|
|QU10861 Steering Knuckle to Wheel Hub Bolt|
|QU10965 Differential Cover Gasket|
|QU11103 Differential Cover Bolts|
|QU10954 Left (short side) Axle Shaft 2003-2008|
|QU11109 Right (long side) Axle Shaft 2003-2008|
|QU50781 AAM Ball Joint Set for 2003-2013.5|
|QK4586 Greaseable Ball Joint Kit 2003-2013.5|
|Additional Tools You May Need|
|QT1008i Axle Shaft Nut Socket|
Tech Note 6: 2013.5-2018
Ram 2500 4x4s have a AAM925 12 Bolt Front Axle with Electric Central Axle Disconnect. QK4685 will install the left seal on these axles: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 Ram 3500 and 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Dodge and Ram:
Ram 2500: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Ram 3500: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Ram 1500 Mega Cab: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
Part Number: QK4685