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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-29-2001, 01:31 PM
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Rear Axle... making noise and smoking?

The right side of my D44 is smoking really really bad.. Its make a draggin noise and is slowing me down.. Just took off the tire and pulled off the hub and tried to pry the axle out... How do I get the axles out?? Do I just pull them out or what? there are some seals that seem burnt and are screwed up.. I dont know the year of the D44.. Someone please help its on jackstands waiting [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/mad.gif[/img]

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Re: Rear Axle... making noise and smoking?

Looks as though the bearing and seals are shot. How do I replace? Where do I buy? Autozone?

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Re: Rear Axle... making noise and smoking?

There's a retainer clip on the end of the outer axel shaft.
Remove it then flatten the the bent washer and the nut, flat washer and inner nut. The rotor should come off then.
Clean everything and replace all the bearings and seals including the small barrel race inside the spindle - use a socket to tap this one in, but don't tap in too far ... just enough so it's small rubber seal will compress.
If you 'smoke' it any more you might not have an axle worth working on [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/frown.gif[/img]...

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Re: Rear Axle... making noise and smoking?

uhm.. I figured out that it may be the oil seal? also it seems the bearings and seals are shot?

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Re: Rear Axle... making noise and smoking?

anyway

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Re: Rear Axle... making noise and smoking?

Um, JAF, he's talking about the rear axle, you described the front.

The rear axle is held on, by the backing plate, with some bolts behind the brakes. You should be able to remove the bolts and remove the axle assembly, without removing the brakes.

Once you have the axle assembly out, you'll see the bearing and seal. You'll have to remoce the race in the axle, and depending on the year, it may or may not have an inner seal next to the race. If the bearings use grease, it'll have an inner seal, if they are lubricated with oil, it won't have one.

You'll need to get the old bearing pressed off, along with the outer seal, and replaced in the same order. I only use decent bearings, which are available at NAPA or other fine auto parts stores, like S-K or Timken.

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Re: Rear Axle... making noise and smoking?

How do I get the bearings pressed off and replace?

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Re: Rear Axle... making noise and smoking?

Yeah, Jeepin. I see that now ... in the subject line ...

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It would be helpful if you use the correct terminology [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/mad.gif[/img].
You threw me when you said you wanted to remove the "hub".
Duh ...
The rear D44 doesn't HAVE a "hub" ... but it does have a "drum" to remove to expose the axel shaft and its "flange"

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Re: Rear Axle... making noise and smoking?

remove the axle shaft, take it to a shop, pay them the money.

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Napa will press old bearings off and press new bearings on for about $30/both axles or $15/ea

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