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Unread 03-21-2014, 10:13 AM   #1
rinogo
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Tj Paid help with rear axle rebuild (Utah County)

The rear end (Dana 44 with Detroit locker) of my 98 TJ needs a lot of work. I haven't torn it down yet, but I'm assuming I'll need:
-New ring/pinion gears (known to be heavily worn)
-Replacement axle seal (leaking out the left side)

There's some carnage on the inside of the axle housing as well (from spun bearings), so I may also need a new axle housing (yuck), but maybe just new axle bearings.

This is all pretty out of my league. Is there anyone who has experience with D44 work and wants to make some extra cash? (Or, can anyone recommend a place with a great reputation and fair prices?)

Thanks so much!

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Unread 03-21-2014, 05:24 PM   #2
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Kevin at six-states had done all my work. Just rebuilt my rear axle. Its now nice and quiet. He try's to save ya money the best he can (depending on carnage).
He's right off exit 272 first right on the westside of the freeway.
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Unread 03-24-2014, 09:39 AM   #3
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Tyler over at rollover motorsports in midville, or Moab outfitters in lehi, whichever is closest to you. It may be rough to find a specialty shop to do anything this close to EJS. Last year six states was backed up like 6 weeks prior to the safari
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Unread 03-24-2014, 10:36 AM   #4
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You guys are awesome. Thanks so much for your recommendations! Turns out that I realized it could be as simple as a bad u-joint. When I checked it, I found one totally thrashed u-joint. I should probably still have the rear end rebuilt (I know there are some issues with the yoke/ring/pinion/seals), but the simple u-joint repair at least got it back to a drivable state. I'll check out the shops you guys mentioned - thanks!
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