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Unread 03-07-2012, 12:35 PM   #16
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Bringing this up from the dead. First wanted to say great write-up and pictures! My only question regarding this is did you guys put a dab of grease on the axle spindle where it meets the hub?

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Unread 03-12-2012, 10:40 PM   #17
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Bringing this up from the dead. First wanted to say great write-up and pictures! My only question regarding this is did you guys put a dab of grease on the axle spindle where it meets the hub?
Yeah. I did. Just to ease it in.
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Unread 09-03-2012, 04:12 AM   #18
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thanks this was super helpful. did both of mine today. hubs that is...

was a weird thing. lots of wawa noise and some vibrations but no wheel play. it fixed it though.

now time for new tires.
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Unread 10-28-2012, 11:26 AM   #19
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Thanks for that link .. Those pictures will help a lot. Good write up .
.I should be cble to do that with no problem other than breaking loos the 36MM . I understand how that could cause issues . I do have a CP 1/2 air wrench and also a 3/4 drive air wrench . But my compress is getting weaker . So I now have a 2nd compressor I can plug both together if need .
.. Also Back at work a lot of those wheel bearing hubs were a bugger to get out . Anyone had that Issue .
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Unread 11-23-2012, 10:35 PM   #20
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If the knuckle won't let go of the hub, stick a deep socket between the ear of the outer axle and the inner C of the knuckle and turn the steering wheel. Do this to the othet side of it, alternating it until the hub is free. This makes getting getting a stubborn hub out almost effortless.

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Unread 11-25-2012, 04:10 PM   #21
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Would this be the same for a 98 ZJ ???
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Unread 03-02-2013, 06:29 PM   #22
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I changed out both axles on my 2000 grand cherokee and it drove great for about two months. Now when I turn left I get a bad grinding noise from the passenger front. Is it possible one of the new axles are bad already?
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Unread 10-19-2013, 04:27 AM   #23
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Thanks, this helped me out a great deal. Here's a tip if you can't get the axle nut off. I spend several hours trying remove the nut. Get the biggest breaker bar home depot has. I used a five foot steel pipe, have someone apply brakes with engine on. And it should come right off.
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Unread 02-20-2014, 01:24 PM   #24
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thanks to this post , I replaced the axles on my 95 ZJ ! Been great help!
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Unread 02-22-2014, 10:06 AM   #25
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Nice!

Great write up with pictures! helped me out a ton! thanks man
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Unread 03-15-2014, 03:37 PM   #26
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Wow great post

After reading your post it looked easy so my son and I (he did most of the work) gave it a whirl. Biggest job I've tackled. We changed both front axles and hubs in three hours. I think spraying the bolts with PG Blaster for two days prior helped a lot.
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Unread 03-16-2014, 11:04 PM   #27
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awesome write up

thanks! this helped a ton!
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Unread 03-23-2014, 02:49 PM   #28
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thanks! this was a huge help! changed out stock parts with 245xxx miles. they were a bit stubborn..
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