Rear axle bearing cap ?? - 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 > Rear axle bearing cap ??

FS: Wranger BRIGHT License Plate LED! Just $3! Great valueThanksgiving/Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals at JeepinOutfBlack Friday Sale!!

Reply
Unread 04-03-2012, 06:33 AM   #1
mylittlecj5
Registered User
1974 CJ5 
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Bethany, OK
Posts: 708
Rear axle bearing cap ??

I am putting together a Jeep from used spare parts out of my shop.
I am working on the axles right now, I have a YJ mated pair with 4:10 gears and a rear L/S diff chosen for the install. My problem is that someone had decided to remove the cover off the rear axle and take the bearing caps off at one time or another, and they are no longer with the parts Jeep.

Would it screw anything up if I took a set of caps off another axle and installed them on this one? I am not axle qualified, so I'm not sure if I would have to reset the gear patterns or preloads or not. Every thing else is there to make this a bolt-in deal, I just need to find out if this axle is useable, or if I will have to put these gears in another housing.

__________________
Default Jeepers Club #10
mylittlecj5 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 04-03-2012, 06:48 AM   #2
JeeperDon
Patience, Grasshopper
 
JeeperDon's Avatar
1993 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Posts: 6,598
They are torqued down to the housing during mfg before the bearing seating surface is ground, to ensure a perfect circle for the bearing. I would not use another pair, meaning I'd say you are screwed.
__________________
'93 YJ, '02 GM 4.3 Vortec V6, SOA, dual ARB's, 8.8+D30(w/WarnHubs), 4.88 gears, 35" BFG KM2's, AX15, 15x7 wheels, NP231+4:1+SYE+2LO, York OBA, Warn M8000, no top or doors Apr-Oct.
Member and Web guy: New Mexico 4 Wheelers My Truck Page on NM4W Site
JeeperDon is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
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:

Log-in

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


Suggested Threads





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.