1939 La Salle Rear Wheel Seals

Started by NH LaSalle, November 28, 2021, 04:06:22 PM

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NH LaSalle

What is the correct parts number for the rear wheel seals for a 1939 Series 50 La Salle?  Is there a source for these?  Does the rear axle have to be pulled to install them?  Thanks

wheikkila

You don't have to pull the rear end. You have to pull the drums with a puller. Unbolt the backing plates and use a slid hammer to pull out the axle shaft. The bearings then have to be pressed off and on the axles. I purchased mine at either Northwestern Auto Supply 616-241-5611. Or Cadillac Parts Limited 856-753-6788.
            Thanks Wayne   

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Wayne

Thanks for the prompt response, advice and leads on replacement bearings.

Bob

harvey b

the cadillac part number is 141 8889 it fits a wide range of years,i was able to get one at my local parts place,they crossed that number to a modern number. the seal fits  37-50,60:38-50,60,60s,65:39-50,60s,61:40-50,52,60s,72:1941:1942:1946 thru 1949 exc CC.  that is the listing from the MPL.they are still available aftermarket,see if you can find a place that still has the old books ;D. good luck harveyb
Harvey Bowness

harvey b

I was able to find the old box my seal came in, it is part number 15975  it is a SKF brand seal,Hopefully that will get yo in the right direction, harveyb
Harvey Bowness

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Harvey

Thanks for the additional info.

Bob

LaSalle5019

The seals can be replaced without removing the bearings. Pull the drums, remove the backing plates and the axles come out with the bearings attached. Then replace the seals.

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Scott

Thanks for the additional clarifying comments.

Bob

Jay Friedman

For the seals try South Shore Bearing   info@southshorebearing.com  877-768-8427
1949 Cadillac 6107 Club Coupe
1932 Ford V8 Phaeton (restored, not a rod).  Sold
Decatur, Georgia
CLC # 3210, since 1984
"If it won't work, get a bigger hammer."

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