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'96 XLT with the 5.8 L
I am having a hard time locating a seal
There are 2 seals on the outer side of the spindle (and one smaller one inside)
On the outside of the spindle, there is the obvious oil seal to protect the inner wheel bearing
It lightly presses into the brake rotor

Behind that is another seal, called the Spindle Rolling Diaphram Seal with ford PN 3254
Fact manual goes to great length showing correct installation orientation of this seal and everything

Anyone have a lead on a MotorCraft or whatever part no for this seal ???
 

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It seems alot like another seal used on the axle shaft behind it called 'Axle Shaft Rolling Seal'
and seems to be an accordion or bellows type of real
 

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This is an awesome write up with one pretty significant exception
In the pic between step 24 & 25, there is some yellow tape shown
just inboard of the yellow tape the 'spindle rolling diaphram seal' is supposed to go there
this seal acts as a 'boot' to protect the inner wheel bearing seal
I'd attach a clip of the exploded view from the fact manual but I cant

This is the part I'm trying to locate
From you tube videos I've seen it missing most of the time
its not an essential part, you can put it together without it
but its probably there for a reason
my guess is inner wheel bearing life, esp if you use it off road
 

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This is an awesome write up with one pretty significant exception
In the pic between step 24 & 25, there is some yellow tape shown
just inboard of the yellow tape the 'spindle rolling diaphram seal' is supposed to go there
this seal acts as a 'boot' to protect the inner wheel bearing seal
I'd attach a clip of the exploded view from the fact manual but I cant

This is the part I'm trying to locate
From you tube videos I've seen it missing most of the time
its not an essential part, you can put it together without it
but its probably there for a reason
my guess is inner wheel bearing life, esp if you use it off road
Yeah there is a 2 piece seal:
Spindle Bearing Outer Seal: 13144
Spindle Bearing Inner Seal: 18844

Is that not what your needing? One piece goes on the bearing side and the other on the truck side. When you slide the spindle on they fit together. Maybe I'm not understanding what you want but everything in that write up matched everything my truck had from the factory.
 

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How do you install the rolling diaphragm seal on the spindle?? The outer 2 piece seal? I had no trouble locating the seal, I can't get it to stay on the spindle and don't have access to the tool to get the metal ring to seat..
 
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