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Unread 02-19-2007, 09:49 PM   #16
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Hmm, I could do that since I have one spare hub assembly, however I wouldn't know which axle to put it on

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Unread 02-19-2007, 09:49 PM   #17
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That blood on the ground?
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Unread 02-19-2007, 09:51 PM   #18
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Drivers, short side shaft is most common to break. Shorter shaft has less torsion twist, therefore tends to break more often.

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Unread 02-20-2007, 09:25 AM   #19
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Great write-up!
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Unread 02-20-2007, 09:46 AM   #20
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And remove the wheel, place it under your sliders if you have them or under your hub in the event your Jeep falls off the jack, it won't crash onto the ground
this is actaully a good idea! I never though of this before!
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Unread 02-20-2007, 09:53 AM   #21
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I always put the wheel under the Jeep for that reason. It saved me from crashing terror once, when I was using my old tiny floor jack without jack stands. One little slip is all it takes. My Dad's cousin, who was a mechanic all of his life, lost his life when the vehicle slipped off the jack. He got a little too comfortable working under cars after doing it his entire life, and hadn't put the jack stands under it yet. You can never be too careful.
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Unread 02-20-2007, 01:26 PM   #22
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ALWAYS take advantage of your tire for safety. This is last year on the Rubi.

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Unread 03-19-2007, 09:52 PM   #23
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Great write up man, nice pictures as well. I wanted to know, I replaced my front right axle as well because the boot was ripped, if you buy a new wheel hub assembly does it come with a new wheel bearing or do I have to purchase it seperately? Also I see on rockauto.com that there's a spindle hub assembly. Do I need that since im gonna replace my wheel hub assembly?
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Unread 03-19-2007, 10:05 PM   #24
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On the D30 you get a wheel hub bearing assembly...it is all once piece and non-servicable.

Wheel Hub Bearing Assembly: BCA Part # 513159

I think the spindle thing is for the diff side bearings
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Unread 03-19-2007, 10:10 PM   #25
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this is a great write up. wish i would have had it for when i had to replace the passengerside last dec. it took me a little to long to do it but now i could easily change them out..
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Nice!

The only thing I could add is that when putting the brake calipers back on, hand tighten a couple of the wheel nuts on the wheel studs to hold the rotor where it should be. Makes it way easier to get brakes back on.
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Unread 03-20-2007, 10:45 AM   #27
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when i pulled mine apart the first time I put no seize on everything. You don't have to bang or clank or fight with any of the bolts. even with my wheel spacers I can have this done in 12 minutes.....we timed it.
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looks like what i did, only i actually seperated the hub from the bearing..

i could have used this faq before i did it hah, ah well thanks for taking the time to take pictures.
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Unread 07-27-2007, 09:07 PM   #29
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Any recamendations on the best brand or best price of CV joint assy to buy? I found out today that I have to do this now and I might as well replace both sides at the same time.
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Unread 07-27-2007, 11:07 PM   #30
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Eh, Napa I guess...they have "Gold" CV shafts which have lifetime warranties.
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