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post #1 of 6 Old 06-20-2013, 04:58 PM Thread Starter
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what are the red rubber looking pieces at the axle tubes inside the carrier?


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post #2 of 6 Old 06-21-2013, 12:38 PM Thread Starter
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these seals, inside the axle tubes on the inside of the diff
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post #3 of 6 Old 06-23-2013, 02:56 PM
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Those are called axle shaft seals. Same ones I just bought for my '79 CJ-7.

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They are as already commented on, the reason they are there is because it's a steering axle and putting a seal at the end wouldn't last long, there are aftermarket companies that make large outer end seals to keep mud front getting into the axle housing, and they do a good job for what they are made for.

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The red sealant stuff is not part of the axle seal. It's tube sealant that squishes out when the factory presses the tubes into the housing.
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The red sealant stuff is not part of the axle seal. It's tube sealant that squishes out when the factory presses the tubes into the housing.
That makes perfect sense. The axle seals have been removed and are being replaced.

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