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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-30-2000, 08:18 AM
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One Piece Axle Help

I need a little help. I ordered a one piece axle kit for my 78 CJ-7 AMC 20 rear. My local mechanic is having problems installing it. (states that when the parts are installed, he has to use the spacers and the axle doesn't turn?). I really dont have enough information to understand the issue, but if anyone has done this upgrade before, what are the common problems? The company I purchaced it from is of no help!
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Re: One Piece Axle Help

Where did you buy them from ? What brand are the axles . I cant imagine someone like Moser being no help .

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I don't know what brand they are, (not moser, I think), the kit came with Timpkin bearings. The instructions weren't all that great. I bought them from a company I found online in Illinois, my mechanic called them and they couldn't offer any help at all. But I saved $50!!!! (next time I'll stick with 4wd Hardware)


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Re: One Piece Axle Help

I'll have my mosers in tomorrow. If I see anything that could cause it i'll let you know. later ken

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Re: One Piece Axle Help

That is the kit sold by Omix-Ada . No wonder they weren`t much help . Good Luck


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Re: One Piece Axle Help

My buddy bought those omix ada axles off of EBAY a few weeks back, for like $180, it seems they sent 2 of the same side.

they were botht the same lenght shaft, I will update when his are in teh bearing pressing stage.



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Re: One Piece Axle Help

I had the same problem when I ground the spacer too small on my Superior kit. You have to reuse or make new shims that fit between the axles tube and the flange seal. This will space the bearing out farther and stop the axles from rubbing together in the carrier. The inportant thing is not to space it out so much that it wobbles. I think I still have my instructions that I could copy if you think they will help.



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Re: One Piece Axle Help

I finished off the mosers today, and they turn fine. I quess i'm not sure what the problem could be. later ken

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Well, I went to the mechanics today and looked at the problem myself. Seems that on the installation sketch, there is a statement "Important Note: Rib side of the bearing goes toward flange" Well, he had them in wrong, couldn't figure out which is the "rib" and what is the "flange". So, now for the real question.... How long did it take you including removing the old axles? I think he's spent around 10 hours on my Jeep, how much should it have been if he hadn't messed up? Thanks for the help!


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i hope he isnt charging you for the extra labor HE caused?

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