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Unread 04-30-2005, 07:14 AM   #1
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94 yj leaking axle seal Help

This is the first thing I have had to do to my YJ since purchasing it. I need a little help in how to go about changing the passenger side front axle seal. It has just started to leak from the axle right behind the front u-joint. Stock front axle 115,000 mile 6 cyl if any of that info is actually needed. Main question is how to go about doing it and wondering what else I should prepare my self to replace or fix along the way. Any special tools required? Any help would be great and I can reply with more info if needed. Thanks TJ

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Unread 04-30-2005, 10:07 AM   #2
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I found a thread with some good information

http://jeepforum.com/forum/showthrea...ight=axle+seal

I like Sentinal02's tip for replacing the passenger side without removing the carrier. It will save a lot of trouble.

When removing the axle you will need to remove the caliper and hub and axle assembly--you should not have to seperate the axle from the hub assembly as it will come out in one piece.

You will need a 13 MM 12 point socket to remove the bolts for the hub (for some reason mine had a 14 MM??)

Check the other post out, it should help.

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Unread 04-30-2005, 10:17 AM   #3
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I am in the same boat with 115,000 miles and a 4 cyl. Hope this isnt too difficult.
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Unread 05-01-2005, 02:17 PM   #4
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When you replace this seal note the surface of your axle shaft where it makes contact with the seal. Mine was scored pretty bad and continued to leak even with the new seal. Good opportunity to upgrade to ABS shafts with the 297x u-joints.
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Unread 05-02-2005, 07:27 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by lilfoot
I found a thread with some good information

http://jeepforum.com/forum/showthrea...ight=axle+seal

I like Sentinal02's tip for replacing the passenger side without removing the carrier. It will save a lot of trouble.

When removing the axle you will need to remove the caliper and hub and axle assembly--you should not have to seperate the axle from the hub assembly as it will come out in one piece.

You will need a 13 MM 12 point socket to remove the bolts for the hub (for some reason mine had a 14 MM??)

Check the other post out, it should help.

Scott
Yep, read this. I've answered this before. Although if I ever do another one I'm going to try Sentianl02's suggestion. It sounds like it would work pretty sweet. I was in the diff anyway when I did mine so I did it the way I wrote up and it worked pretty good.
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Unread 05-02-2005, 06:28 PM   #6
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If it is a light leak... Just add a (2) small cap fulls of Dot 4 brake fluid to your diff... This will cause the seals to expand... Give it a couple days to work.... Ive done this to couple JEEPs and havent had one start leaking again....

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Unread 04-11-2007, 05:05 PM   #7
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If it is a light leak... Just add a (2) small cap fulls of Dot 4 brake fluid to your diff... This will cause the seals to expand... Give it a couple days to work.... Ive done this to couple JEEPs and havent had one start leaking again....

L8R,
sorry for resurrecting an old thread, but I have to ask: will this actually work? or it just an old jeep wives' tale?

seems like an easy fix to a crap problem.

edit: this is a crap problem I am having.
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