Front axle removal
Last edited by JeepJinx; 06-15-2009 at 08:59 PM.
should be a fairly easy removal and those seals should be fine. Just inspect the shafts when you remove the diff cover and look for metal burrs or fragments- things that might catch or tear the seals - otherwise they should just slide right out... most likely you'll be fine.
one of my seals leaked on my 99 after pulling the axle shaft. so they now have to come back out agian for me to replace the seal. If you are so inclined to pull the diff cover off and the carrier out its probably adds about half hour more work to replace the seals when the axles are already out. Look up some of the how tos on this forum. but if your carefull and they are in good shape you should be good... Should be.
I pulled both axle shafts to replace the u-joints and got lazy with the passenger side. It leaked alittle but wasn't bad enough to replace the seals just yet. Take your time and you'll be fine.
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The diff. cover doesn't have to be removed to replace the axles, but it does to replace the seals.
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you don't have to pull the diff cover to pull the axles. But... since you're replacing the other parts an inspection and a fluid change can't hurt - might be good to know that everything is running smooth in there.
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