QK4983 Universal Dana 60 Oil Bath Inner Axle Seal and Tool Kit with Ford 2nd design universal fit Dana 60 oil bath type inner axle seals and adjustable depth installer tool set is specific to 2011-up Ford Super Duty, but these excellent seals will also fit 1999-2010 Ford Super Duty 4x4's. QK4983 will quickly and easily press in these included new 2nd design Inner Axle Seals without damage because the installation tool cups the seal so the force is only applied on the outer shell. The Seal Installer does not have a depth stop so you have to watch how deep you install the seal. *See Tech Note 5 Below.
QK4983 is also the perfect upgrade package for older Dana 60 equipped vehicles including 1975-1993 Dodge, 1977-1991 GM, 1975 IHC, and 1978-1979 F250, F350, and 1985-1997 F350 Ford trucks with Dana 60 Beam front axles.
For tool set only, see: TS4983
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1994-2004 Super Duty
1975-1997 & 2005-UP
Dana 60 Tool Set
Matching Publications & Tools
Tech Note 1: Kit Includes
QT1222 Seal Installer
QT1130 Model 60 Thrust Plate
QTA1133 Press Screw Assembly
2 QU20463 Inner Axle Seals
Tech Note 2: Service Procedures
Your brakes, wheel hubs, axle shafts, and differential must be removed from the housing to replace your original QU40244 Seals with QU20463 Inner Axle Shaft Seals. For Ford 1999-2004 Super Duty®, please refer to these 4x4 Tech Publications for service procedures:
TSB4643 Includes 5 pages of Step-by-Step procedures with 17 full-color photographs. Covers axle shaft removal, inner axle seal replacement, axle shaft reassembly, differential oil specs, differential gear backlash, torque specs and wrench sizes for fasteners. Explains in text and photos how to change the Inner Axle Shaft Oil Seals located next to the differential. Includes detailed axle shaft oil seal replacement procedures, tool recommendations, and torque specifications that you need to correctly perform inner seal replacement plus check the gear backlash on your Ford Excursion or 1999-2004 Ford F250, F350, F450, or F550 Super Duty® 4x4 Dana Spicer Model 50 or Model 60 front axle. *Note: The TSB4643 only applies specifically to Ford Excursion and 1999-2004 Super Duty®. For 2005 and newer Super Duty trucks, Inner Seal Replacement is identical. The disassembly and reassembly are different as far as the hub and rotors.
TM4637 Front Axle Tech Manual for Ford Excursion and 1999-2004 Super Duty is a 17 page, color illustrated, step-by-step printed shop repair manual that includes our four Tech Service Bulletins plus Front Axle Exploded Views. TM4637 covers: Front Hub Service (TSB4594), Axle Shaft Service (TSB4610), Ball Joint Service (TSB4591), and Inner Axle Seal Replacement Service (TSB4643), including torque specs all in one manual.
TM4688 4x4 Hub, Axle Shaft, Ball Joint, and Axle Shaft Seal Service Manual includes 76 full color printed tech pages with precise and detailed service instructions, plus a color photo for every step. (Includes all info in TM4637.) Close to 400 color photographs, color Exploded Views, and Parts Guide. Comprehensive service information for replacing Front Axle Shaft Oil Seals, Axle Universal Joints, Ball Joints, Knuckle Seals, Axle Shaft Needle Bearings, Wheel Hubs, and Hub locks. Also covers basic Front Brake Service. Additionally includes complete torque specs, and tool recommendations.
Tech Note 3: Features
Effective with the 2011 model year, Ford replaced QU40244 Inner Axle Shaft Seal which features an integral oil slinger on the diff side plus a generous axle shaft guide on the outboard side with QU20463 Seal that has no slinger and only a small shaft guide. Functionally, the seals are interchangeable on 1999 to current Ford Dana 50, Dana 60, and Dana Super 60 front axles, but they do require different installers. Personally, I prefer the earlier QU40244 Seal, but they are both high-quality oil bath seals that will keep oil in your diff for years if properly installed.
If you would prefer QU40244 Seal, the correct Installer is QT1130 which is available separately or in these Tool Sets and Kits for Ford:
TS4644 Adjustable Depth Tool Set Only for 1999-2005 Dana 60
QK4644 Adjustable Depth Inner Axle Seal and Tool Set for 1999-2005 Dana 60
TS4807 Fixed Depth Tool Set Only for 1999-2005 Dana 60
QK4807 Fixed Depth Inner Axle Seal and Tool Set for 1999-2005 Dana 60
Tech Note 4: Seals
QU20463 Seals included in QK4983 Kit will also upgrade 1975-1993 Dodge, 1978-1979 Ford, 1985-1997 Ford, 1977-1991 GM, and 1975 IHC with Dana 60 front axles to oil bath axle shaft seals instead of the original QU40059 conventional seals.
Tech Note 5: Installer Tool
Our Adjustable Depth QT1222 Installer Tool included in this Kit allows you to install either Axle Seal slightly offset of the original seat to miss grooves worn in your inner axle shaft.
You need to see how deep the original seal is before knocking it out. Install your new QU20463 Seal about the same depth as the old one. YOU MUST be careful you do not set the seal TOO DEEP which may place the seal beyond the axle shaft seal surface!
Tech Note 6: 1994-2004 Super Duty
For 1999-2004 Super Duty, once the axle is disassembled, the old seals can be easily removed with our QK4647 Seal Remover Tool Set or other suitable tools such as a length of sturdy pipe that will fit inside the axle tube and oil guide. 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. For 1999-2004 vehicles, QK4647 is made to fit through QU20039 Plastic Axle Shaft Guides which are located in the axle tubes just outboard of the inner axle shaft oil seals.
Tech Note 7: 1975-1997 & 2005-UP
For 1975-1979 Dodge, 1977-1991 GM, 1975 IHC, 1978-1979 Ford, 1985-1997 Ford, and 2005-up Ford Dana 60 front axles, use TS4862 Tool Set to remove your old axle shaft seals.
Tech Note 8: Always Inspect
When replacing your inner axle seals, ALWAYS inspect your Ball Joints, Axle Universal Joints, Differential Bearings, Outer Axle Shaft Support Bearing, and Wheel Hubs for wear or damage. The extra time needed to replace these components is minimal since you already have the axle apart to do the axle seals. Also, the large 5" diameter Seal on each outer axle shaft is not reusable and must be replaced with a new one using QT1515 special tool (1999-2005 Ford) to prevent water infiltration and/or vacuum loss. (See QU40233 1999-2002 Seal, QU20035 2003-2005 Seal, and QT1515 Installer or Hub and Knuckle Seal Kits QK4610 1999-2002 or QK4846 2003-2005.)
Tech Note 9: Dana 60 Tool Set
Already have the QU20463 Seals? See TS4983 Dana 60 Tool Set Only.
Tech Note 10: Matching Parts
1999-2005 Ford Super Duty Dana 60:
TK20369 Left Inner Axle Shaft
TK20368 Right Inner Axle Shaft
QU40385 3 Piece Outer Axle Shaft Thrust Washer Set
QU40155 Outer Axle Shaft Snap Ring
QU40242 Inboard Thrust Washer for Outer Axle Shaft
QU40143 Needle Bearing, Outer Axle Shaft Support
QU20023 Wheel Hub to Knuckle O-Ring
QU20044 Hublock O-Ring
QU20043 Hublock Snap Ring
QU20039 Inner Axle Shaft Oil Guide
QU40243 Dust Seal for Inner Axle Shaft (Goes next to Yoke)
QU40233 Unshielded Outer Axle to Knuckle Seal 1999-2002 (will also fit 2003-2004)
QU20035 Shielded Outer Axle to Knuckle Seal 2003-2004
QU30332 Standard Greaseable Axle U-Joint
TK40715 Premium Factory Lubed Axle U-Joint
TK40724 Premium Greaseable Axle U-Joint
QU40174 Dana OEM Ball Joint Set for 1 Side
QU40384 Brake Splash Shield
QU20053 Brake Caliper Anchor Plate to Steering Knuckle Bolt
QU40367 Spicer OEM Dana 50/60 Differential Cover Gasket
QU42029 Spicer Reuseable High-Performance Dana 60 Cover Gasket
S82194 Gray RTV Sealant for Diff Cover (in lieu of gasket)
QU20081 Nut, Wheel Hub to Steering Knuckle
QU20145 Auto Hublock Assembly
QU20339 Manual Hublock Assembly
Tech Note 11: Matching Kits
Matching Kits for 1999-2005 Ford Super Duty Dana 60:
QK4637 Knuckle and Hub Seal Kit for 1999-2002
QK4610 Knuckle and Hub Seal Kit with QT1515 Seal Installer for 1999-2002
QK4847 Knuckle and Hub Seal Kit for 2003-2005
QK4846 Knuckle and Hub Seal Kit with QT1515 Seal Installer for 2003-2005
QU20462 Master Hub Seal, Knuckle Seal, and Ball Joint Kit for 1999-2002
QU50581 Differential Bearing and Seal Kit
QU20016 Hublock O-Ring and Lock Ring Kit
QK4688 Front ABS Wheel Hub Kit with Coarse Thread Studs 1999.5-2002
QK4689 Front Wheel Hub Kit with Coarse Thread Studs 1999.5-2002
QK4823 Front ABS Wheel Hub Kit with Fine Thread Studs 2003-2005
Tech Note 12: Matching Publications & Tools
Matching Publications and Tools for Ford Super Duty Dana 60 front axles:
TM4688 1999-2004 Front Axle Service Manual 76 Pages
TM4637 1999-2004 Front Axle Tech Manual 19 Pages
TSB4643 Inner Axle Seal Replacement Bulletin 5 Pages
TSB4644 1999-2004 Front Axle Exploded View and Parts Guide 14 Pages
QT1515 Knuckle Seal Installer 1999-2004
TS1530 Knuckle Seal Installer 2005-up Ford F250 F350
TS1531 Knuckle Seal Installer 2005-up Ford F450, F550
QK4647 Seal Remover Tool Set 1999-2004
TS4862 Seal Remover Tool Set for Dana 60s in 1975-79 Dodge, 1977-91 GM, 1975 IHC, 1978-79 and 2005-up Ford
QT1032 Differential Case Spreader
TS4983 Tool Set Only
Ford Shop Manuals
Chevy and GMC:
1 Ton 4x4 Dana 60 Front Axle in K30, K35, K3500, V3500 (Upgrade, use in place of QU40059 Seal): 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991
Dodge and Ram:
W200, W250, W300, W350 with Dana 60 or Dana 61 Front Axles (Upgrade, use in place of QU40059 Seal): 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993
F250 with Optional Dana 60 Front Axle (Upgrade, use in place of QU40059 Seal): 1978, 1979
F350 Dana 60 Front Axle (Upgrade, use in place of QU40059 Seal): 1979, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997
F250, F350, F450, F550 Super Duty with Dana 60 or Super 60 (use in place of QU40244 Seal): 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
F250, F350, F450, F550 Super Duty (original equipment replacement): 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
1 ton 1300 Dana 60 Front Axle (Upgrade, use in place of QU40059 Seal): 1975
Part number: QK4983