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post #1 of 5 Old 06-27-2012, 11:17 PM Thread Starter
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Fluid in dana 25 steering knuckles?

Hi everyone. I am restoring a 50' CJ 3a. I got a concern regarding the fluid in the steering knuckles. The seals are a felt/rubber deal but don't look like they will hold oil without seeping out. Any suggestions? Anyone doing anything different fluid wise? This jeep has been dead for over 30 years and there wasn't any fluid in them when I got this jeep. Also, the original seals were totally deteriorated by the time i got to them

The shop that rebuilt both axles said he has never heard of any other ideas and recommends using the proper oil. I just don't want leaks with it.

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post #2 of 5 Old 06-28-2012, 12:12 AM
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You need to check out earlycj5.net. They can explain the seals and knuckle pudding over there.
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post #3 of 5 Old 06-28-2012, 12:20 AM
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Use a mixture of grease and gear oil blended together. Use your wifes baking mixer to blend it.
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post #4 of 5 Old 06-28-2012, 05:01 AM
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Use a mixture of grease and gear oil blended together. Use your wifes baking mixer to blend it.
Or you can fill the knuckle with the ingredients and simply drive around for a couple of minutes with the hubs locked in.
Do yourself a favor and pull the knuckles apart. Many times they are run dry for years, ruining the upper and lower kingpin bearings, as well as the axle u joint. This also gives you a chance to clean up the seal surfaces in order to keep the fluids inside.
The seals are still available and are relatively cheap. Don't be afraid to replace them.
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Or you can fill the knuckle with the ingredients and simply drive around for a couple of minutes with the hubs locked in.
Do yourself a favor and pull the knuckles apart. Many times they are run dry for years, ruining the upper and lower kingpin bearings, as well as the axle u joint. This also gives you a chance to clean up the seal surfaces in order to keep the fluids inside.
The seals are still available and are relatively cheap. Don't be afraid to replace them.
Thank you everyone. I have had the whole axle apart, powder coated, and had all bearings, seals and hardware replaced. I was told it was in excellent condition.

That's an interesting mixture and sounds like exactly what I'm looking for. Thank you everyone for your input.

-Brian
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