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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-30-2001, 12:38 PM Thread Starter
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Inner Axle Seal Please Help !!

After my 1988 jeep wrangler was leaking a ton of fluid in the front axle I decided to rip it apart. It is on the passenger side with the shift motor. At this point everything is apart I got the old seal out and don't have any clue what to use to install the new seal. I was going to plung it down but the seal is to large and has to be installed from the shift motor opening. Through this little place I don't see how I can get the seal in without ruining it. thanks MIke

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Re: Inner Axle Seal Please Help !!

Well my buddy's facing the same thing. We were planning to use a long threaded rod with a pack of washers on the end the size of the OD of the seal to pull the seal into place. Basically put rod in put seal on rod then nut, washers and nut to tighten. Use a sliding hammer weight to pull the seal back in place. Btw, can you take some pictures of what it looks like? How big around is the seal? How did you get it out? What is the tube ID?


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Re: Inner Axle Seal Please Help !!

after it seeming to be impossible, I did think of using a piece of threaded rod. I had a washer that fit perfect, then took a piece of steal drilled a whole in it and put it at the end of the housing with another nut. Then I simply tightened the nut, but of course since I already was having a hard time it went in a little turned and I barely got it to seet.

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