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Re: How to change D30 pass. side seal?
the spindle is not a seperate part from the hub like on a CJ dana 30. all you have to do is remove the caliper and rotor, then the 3 bolts that hold the hub on (they 13mm 12 point) the hub will be rusted and stuck in the knuckle, i spray penetrating fluid where the dust shield, then hit the hub with a hammer to loosen it [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
i don't take off the outer cotter pin or big 36mm nut, when the hub is free from the knuckle you can pull the axle shaft out with it in one big assembly.
i remove the inner axle shaft because it's in the way of the puller/pusher tool i use for the seal installation. (but it don't have to be removed) a long threaded rod with a couple washers and nuts is similiar to the tool i use.
clean the housing tube and inner shaft really good abd grease the new seal, cause it's easy to damage the new seal when your sliding the inner shaft back in through.
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