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    Default Auger for post hole digger repair

    I got a post hole digger today and it needs some minor work. The 12" auger has a minor bend at the head (works but does shake ya a good bit) and a minor leak. Has anyone ever straighten an auger shaft and if do any suggestions on how? The second question is how hard is it to put new seals in the gear box? I emailed the company (Leinbach) and asked about buying the parts but is there another source or place to get them? Any special things I should look out for?
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    Default Re: Auger for post hole digger repair

    The auger should be easy enough to straighten in a hydrolic press.
    The seals should all be labeled with a part number and easy to find at any good parts or bearing supply house.
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    Default Re: Auger for post hole digger repair

    Like Crusty said, the seals are usually generic sizes, take the old ones with you to a bearing/seal/driveline store. If they get beat up too badly coming out, the shaft diameter, seal housing diameter, and seal width are all you need to order new ones.

    Double lip seals are better for this application if you can get them in that size. The inner lip holds the oil in, the outer lip keeps the dirt out.

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    Default Re: Auger for post hole digger repair

    Thanks!!
    Is there a "special" way to remove the seals and replace them. This is all new to me, but it appears that it can not be too difficult. (Hope I don't have to eat those words)
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    Default Re: Auger for post hole digger repair

    Usually they can be removed and installed with a hammer and socket just a shade smaller than the seal OD, but may require a small prybar (screwdriver) to pop them out in some cases. I usually put a smear of Loctite 515 or 518 on the OD when I put them in, try to get them as close to perfectly square as possible.

    If they start to "cock" sideways when putting them in, either take them back out or tap on the opposite side until they go in straight.

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