recurring axle seal leak?
Rear axle seal on my 2002 WJ, dana 35 keeps leaking. shop replaced it 3 times and the last time it got new bearings. They say they don't see any reason for the repeated leak. I bought an axle from the junkyard that's loaded with bearing and all. I've never seen a setup like this before. I can't spin the seal freely as it sits on this junkyard axle. Can someone explain to me how this seal works? Does it spin in the tube and if not how does it work? Can I press off the bearing retainer or does it need to be drilled and broken?
*** 1956 CJ-5, milled head,elec fan,power steering,4-whl discs,rubber mounted cage,all drivetrain and engine incl distributor vented into firewall,Saturn overdrive,Lockrites,Rezeppa joints,2 1/2" springs arched add'l 1 1/2", homemade expanding shackles,reinforced frame,glass tub, stainless tank, 31X15.5 Terras on 15x10 and 15X12 rims-trail, 31X10.5 A/T's on 15X10 alum rims-street,Amsoil.