axle seals - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > Models > Jeep Wrangler Forums > YJ Wrangler Technical Forum > axle seals

Introducing MONSTALINER™ UV Permanent DIY Roll On Bed LineRubicon Express Suspensions from CCOR 706-207-4140Smittybilt Hard Tops @ Oconee Off-Road! 706-534-9955

Reply
Unread 04-20-2013, 02:22 PM   #1
jhrebs
Registered User
1987 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: East Windsor, NJ
Posts: 306
axle seals

So my right front axle seal is leaking. I found like 5 different seals. Any idea which ones i need? I prefer using Quadratec. I might as well do both the right and left. Any other things I should do or look at while I have the axle torn apart? How big is this job? What am I in for?

__________________
'87 reg. historic, 2" bds springs, 1" boom shackles, 1" daystar BL, 31" Intereco trxus, Crager soft 8's, steel braided brake extensions, monsta liner
jhrebs is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 04-20-2013, 05:31 PM   #2
Dake
Senior Member
 
Dake's Avatar
1991 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: , GA
Posts: 995
That the easyer side to fix http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/h...ana30-1275608/
Dake is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 04-21-2013, 05:50 AM   #3
jhrebs
Registered User
1987 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: East Windsor, NJ
Posts: 306
Does it make sense to do both at the same time? What about doing the bearings while I am there?
__________________
'87 reg. historic, 2" bds springs, 1" boom shackles, 1" daystar BL, 31" Intereco trxus, Crager soft 8's, steel braided brake extensions, monsta liner
jhrebs is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 04-21-2013, 07:45 AM   #4
jbolty
Moderator
 
jbolty's Avatar
1990 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 15,789
The right front seal is not a hard job, but is frustrating because getting access and getting the seal in straight is a chore; buy a couple extra. As for the drivers side, you need to remove both axles and the carrier to change that one; leave it alone unless it's leaking.
__________________
.
"The right to be heard does not necessarily include the right to be taken seriously." —Hubert Humphrey
.
If you live within wheeling distance of San Diego county, click here
jbolty is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 04-21-2013, 04:29 PM   #5
pasinbuy
Registered User
1994 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: florida
Posts: 3,839
Quote:
Originally Posted by jbolty View Post
The right front seal is not a hard job, but is frustrating because getting access and getting the seal in straight is a chore; buy a couple extra. As for the drivers side, you need to remove both axles and the carrier to change that one; leave it alone unless it's leaking.
Good advise.

Buy three seals in case you wreck them. Expect it. You can return the seals that you do not use.

Do a search on replacing the front seals. It is a frustrating job but very doable.

If you see any leaking on the driver side now will be the time to replace it. If no leaking just leave it alone.

If you do have to replace the driver side seal now would be a good time to throw in a Aussie Locker.
pasinbuy is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 04-21-2013, 05:09 PM   #6
jhrebs
Registered User
1987 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: East Windsor, NJ
Posts: 306
Thanks guys. I will just do the passenger side. But great thinking on the Aussie. Since I have to remove the gears anyway, might as well!
__________________
'87 reg. historic, 2" bds springs, 1" boom shackles, 1" daystar BL, 31" Intereco trxus, Crager soft 8's, steel braided brake extensions, monsta liner
jhrebs is offline   Reply With Quote




Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.