Re: How to change that YJ Front Axle Seal
If it is like the Dana 30. then after you have the axle's out, then find a long metal rod, you can also attatch extentions for sockets together, I have done that before as well. Oh, did you take the gears out of the axle? I did on my 30. then thread the long bar into the axle until it touches the seal. Pound it out, repeat for other side. Now to put them in, it is easier to do the farthest seal from the end of the housing. to do this put your tube into the axle opposite of the side you are putting in, and it's best to find a piece of wood, or a socket that lines up with the seal. Put the seal in place, and lightly pound on the end of your tube. Check to make sure it's going in straight, keep pounding until it's in as far as it will go. For the other side you will have to put your tube through the seal you just installed and then attatch the socket or whatever you are using to press the seals in. Then place the seal and start pounding.
Some of the simplest tasks sure do require alot of labor!!
Now like I said this is for the Dana 30.
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