Help Replacing Dana 44 Front axle shaft seals -
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 > Models > Jeep Wrangler Forums > YJ Wrangler Technical Forum > Help Replacing Dana 44 Front axle shaft seals

Spartan Locker's at all time LOW exclusive from ROCKRIDGE FS: Jeep Fog Light LED Bulbs! Several Brightness Options! Bds fox ipf 2.0 racing series shocks now available at rock

Unread 07-13-2013, 09:21 PM   #1
Registered User
1995 YJ Wrangler 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Union, Kentucky
Posts: 43
Help Replacing Dana 44 Front axle shaft seals

I have a dana 44 out of a 77 bronco.

I am replacing the right and left axle shaft seals.

I have removed the old seals.

I bought replacement seals from autozone. Here is a pic of one of the seals.

How do I get the seal to stay in? There is about 1/8in gap. Not sure how the seal stays in? I know there has to be something here I am missing. Help me out this is my first axle rebuild.

Hambone83 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-14-2013, 06:21 AM   #2
Registered User
1988 YJ Wrangler 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Versailles, KY
Posts: 2,323
Dana 30 seal instead of a Dana 44? Just guessing but the 30 came in older Broncos and was later upgraded in the early 70s to a 44. The computer might list both parts. Might also try a Bronco forum for the correct PN
Anything is possible if you don't know what you are talking about.
CJ51973 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-14-2013, 06:52 AM   #3
Web Wheeler
2006 YJ Wrangler 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 3,133
The old seal will have a number on it. Match it up. Seals and bearings are standardized.
jsawduste is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.
Note: All free e-mails have been banned due to mis-use. (Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc.)
Don't have a non-free e-mail address? Click here for a solution: Manual Account Creation
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools

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