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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-17-2002, 10:04 PM Thread Starter
 
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YJ - axle shaft removal.

My front passenger side seal(s) are leaking on the D30 on my YJ, and before I go tearing into it in the neext week or two, I wanted to ask a couple questions.

1) How difficult will it be to remove the axle shaft?

2) Will I need any "special" tools like a hub puller or anything?

3) What size socket does the spindle nut take?
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Re: YJ - axle shaft removal.

Removing the axle shaft itself is a breeze. Getting to it is a b!tch, at least from my experience. I had to use a puller (three prongs and a threaded shaft down the middle) to get the hub assembly off. It took 3 days of that thing sitting there with pressure on it, a lot of Aerokroil(industrial WD40), a lot of heat, and a five pound hammer to get it loose.
When you get to put everthing back together, use a light coating of anti-seize or white grease on the hub assembly's mating surface. If you ever have to pull it apart again, it will make it much easier.
The spindle nut, I think, was either 1 1/4" or 1 5/16" socket. I really could be wrong on that though.
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Re: YJ - axle shaft removal.

can be done on the trail in an hour. 36mm socket.
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Re: YJ - axle shaft removal.

You don't have to remove the large nut. Just remove the calipers and rotors. Then pull the 3, 13mm 12 point bolts that hold the wheel bearing on, and pull the axle with the wheel bearing.

The hard part is replacing the seals inside the diff carrier. It usually takes a special tool which presses both seals in at the same time. It can be done without this tool, however it is hard to start the seal square without it.
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Re: YJ - axle shaft removal.

Getting to any Chrysler "special tool" is not a problem.
I work at a Jeep dealership....

HOWEVER....

Since I'm "the new guy", none of the more experienced mechanics have been very forthcoming with any decent information.
We have a "shop day" the last Saturday of every month where we can bring our own vehicles in and do whatever we want to them...
Need gear oil, ATF, oil? Use the dealerships stuff. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

Again, since this is something I've never done, I thought I would check here and find out how difficult it is...and from the sounds of it..it's not.
I just wanted to make sure I could get in there on Saturday, rip the axle out, run over to the parts department, grab a seal, grab the seal installer from the "tool room" and bang it all together in a few hours so my Jeep won't be sitting on my lift when Monday morning rolls around and a customer vehicle needs to go on. [img]images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
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Re: YJ - axle shaft removal.

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Getting to any Chrysler "special tool" is not a problem.
I work at a Jeep dealership....
We have a "shop day" the last Saturday of every month where we can bring our own vehicles in and do whatever we want to them...
Need gear oil, ATF, oil? Use the dealerships stuff. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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You lucky bastid. (Ooops, hope I didn't offend anybody) [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Re: YJ - axle shaft removal.

I work at a dealer also. It does have it's better points.
Get a manual for a 95 down yj it will help. Not a bad job just a little rough the first time.
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Jeep axle removal

I would like to thank everyone for all the information pertaining to this thread. I have rebuilt a lot of vehicles in my time and believe it or not the one thing that intimidates me is the axles. If anyone has any other information on this I would appreciate if they could email me directly or post it. I can use all the help I can get. I want to upgrade to disc on the back of my sons 88 Wranglers and also install locker in the front and back of all our jeeps, 1 CJ and 3 YJS and donor vehicle. Thanks in advance for all your help!
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Welcome to the board! Obviously you've been searching the board to have dug up this old thread. You must have found at least some information on everything you want to know, so it's time to ask questions as they come up.

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