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Unread 07-07-2008, 11:49 AM   #1
rubbersidedown
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rear axle seal leaking

I have noticed "weness" on the drivers side rear axle tube. I assume this is a bad seal? If it is, should I replace the bearing while I have the axle out or only if it looks bad? For the cost of the bearing it seems it would be better to replace it as I think it needs to come off to replace the seal anyhow?

Also, I want to pick it up a couple of inches. Should I get new springs that are 2 inches longer or just a bb?

thanks for the help.

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Unread 07-07-2008, 06:52 PM   #2
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About your seal leak, did you read this thread?
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/fluid-leaking-behind-d44a-brake-dust-shield-whats-wrong-558679/
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Unread 07-07-2008, 08:19 PM   #3
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BB is the cheap way - I've been riding on one for the last 4 years. The ride is supposedly better with a pure spring lift, but I have never compared the two side by side.

I did my seals a while back - the bearings have to be pressed or cut off the shafts to get to the seals, so replacing them is pretty much required.

Here's my writeup:
http://www.jeepslimited.com/index.ph...d=22&Itemid=98
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Unread 07-07-2008, 09:05 PM   #4
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Be sure to do the right thing; the press-on bearing retainer is all that keeps the axles in the housings...
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