Does anything go on the outboard end of the inside axle roller bearings, or sleaves?
I'm not seeing anything on the service or axle manuals...
Just 'seems like something ought to go there
No washers, but a common item used on the axle shafts is this.
I used three per side.
Unless you are installing modern seals, I use these;
Would keep some grease in and the felt if is shifted out of the bearing.
There is a steel washer to keep the roller bearing from chewing up the felt!
I had to re-read that, he is asking about the wheel side of the inside bearing...so nothing. If you did any lube that got on the other side would stay in the axle.
Only seals are on the outer bearing
Diff. assembly inner bearing (space) then going out ward inner seal outer bearing outer seal wheel
Nothing goes in the place you are asking about. The description of the part posted by Steve J. says it goes inside the outer bearing, and it is something not used by Ford. I can't imagine what good they would do there.
If you are talking about the felt, yes Ford did say to use them in service esp if leaks developed. The drivers side is more prong to leakage.
Very good, all... Nothing in that spot... cool. I have modern seals on the o utera and did stuff one or two of the felts Steve noted, before all. Guess I shoukd be good.
The giant felt washers are not a ford part. They're a popular aftermarket item to help keep differential oil from reaching the outer bearings. Whether using them or not, I would certainly use the neoprene seals inside the outer bearings.
I have new longer axles on my current rebuild. When I put the wheels on I found that the hole for the castle nut is outboard. So I guess the hub is worn. I have the option of finding a better hub, using a shim which will push the hub outboard ... or putting a washer over the hub to bring the castle nut to a place where there is a hole for the cotter pin. Don't have any money for a new wheel right now.
There's nothing wrong with using a hefty washer under the castle nut so that the cotter pin fits correctly. Before you do that, check to make sure that the hub bolt nuts inside the brake drum don't hit anything inside (like the spring perch nut). If there is interference, then another hub or an axle shim is the way to go.