so i was driving up a hill on the farm the other day, when i suddenly realized i was not going anywhere. i looked out and saw my front tires spinning; looked back and my back tire was not doing anything. about that time i noticed my back side passenger tire fall off out of the corner of my eye.
when i got out and walked around the jeep, i was surprised to find my tire with the axle still attached .... i was even more surprised to find out this was a common problem....
so i've looked on the forum, and i think i understand what happened. the bearing gave out and the axle shot out, forcing its way through the retainer plate.
a few pictures to illustrate:
so that's what i am looking at.
i guess i need some kind of a puller to get the drive flange hub off the axle??
and how do i get this retainer out of the shaft to get the old bearing parts out? is it pressed on?
and when i get it off....how do i go about putting new retainer on?
i have ordered Crown Automotive Jeep 3150046K Axle Bearing And Seal Kit
what else do i need (besides some good luck for a change?)