Been A while since I've been on here. Spring Break. Woo Hoo! That means, time for some repairs. Decided to finally tackle the Rear Dana 35, rather than just keep adding oil to the diff, Thinking that the Pinion bearings were bad, and that's why My pinion seal was leaking yet again. With Help from My Father, and some Help from KDStewart, we got this project Underway. (I've been only able to work on it a few hours a night before I go to work, so The help is appreciated.)
Started Off By taking off all the tires and rotate them, Just left the Back ones off.
After we got the front wheels Back on, We went to work on the Back, Cracked the diff open, Drained the oil, all the normal stuff, Pulled the Axles out of the shaft. (went a little overkill on this side and disassembled the Parking break on this side.)
took out the Ring and Pinion, And this is where we found the real issue with not only the rear end leaking, but the growl I've had since I had since I had bought the Jeep.
The Bearing that are on the Ring have been worn, causing it to be a tad crooked. this has caused a little wear on the pinion (growl, and why it was leaking). took a torch and cut the bearing off pretty easily. Some wear on the Pinion Bearings. Overall the diff. Wasn't too bad, Ordered a Rebuild Kit from Oriley's.
End of day two.
When taking it apart, we also found the Driver's wheel Seal to be leaking, Pulled it out, (Pain to get out). Figured we Would replace Both sides, while we have it all taken apart.
Parts didn't come in today like I thought they were going to, so, the time we spent today working on it were spent examining the Headers that are leaking Up front.
as you can see from Underneath the Jeep, The headers have cracked, It looks the same way from the top. Going to have to Pull the headers off to weld them, broke them completely, Hopefully we can do this Friday.
Decided that while we were waiting on parts, I would Deep clean the interior of the Jeep. took out the front seats, and rear bottoms.
Did this so that I could clean the Carpet in the Jeep.
Door Panels are still off on the front, Still need to put the New bushing set in to fix the door sag. That will be at a later date though.