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Unread 05-02-2013, 04:56 PM   #1
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replacing dana 44 seals

So I have some gear oil running out of my rear drivers side. How difficultis it to change out the inner and putter seals and the bearing. I have access to a shop press. What special tools might I need to complete this repair? I have accessto all kinds of puppets and slide hammer and things like that at the hobby shope on base where I will be doinng the work. Thanks for the help guys.

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Unread 05-02-2013, 06:19 PM   #2
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I didn't put inner seals back in when I did my rear. No problems yet. Only special tool I needed was a press for the bearings. Had the machine shop put new seals and bearings on. If you've got access to the press, it should be pretty cake.

Don't know how to put the inner ones in.
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Unread 05-02-2013, 11:15 PM   #3
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how did you install the outter? any tools or just slide it on?
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Unread 05-03-2013, 12:46 AM   #4
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There are no inner seals on a rear D44. The outer axle bearings are bathed in gear oil from the pumpkin.

cookinguy, here is a good writeup on replacing the seals on the axles. It's for a TJ but it's the same design. You'll need a new bearing and spacer ring because they'll be destroyed when you remove them. Drill and chisel the ring off, then cut the bearing off. You'll need a tall shop press to press them back on. Press them on separately too, you'll likely max out the press trying to do both.

http://www.stu-offroad.com/axle/d44/d44-1.htm
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Unread 05-03-2013, 12:46 PM   #5
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Good right up thanks for the link
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