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post #1 of 11 Old 09-06-2017, 05:17 PM Thread Starter
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Takeing axle off jeep

Do I take the springs off the frame and leave them attached to axle or do I leave springs on frame and take axle from springs?

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post #2 of 11 Old 09-06-2017, 06:14 PM
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Support the axle with a transmission or rolling floor jack
Remove the u bolts (and all the other stuff that connects the housing to the frame)
Stabilize the axle
Drop the springs at the shackles
Lower the housing till it clears the underside of the rig and roll it out the back of the rig

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post #3 of 11 Old 09-06-2017, 07:23 PM
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Easier to move if you leave springs and tires on.
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post #4 of 11 Old 09-06-2017, 08:27 PM
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Easier to move if you leave springs and tires on.
I think the plan is to take the housing to a shop to have the R&P/carrier replaced so it might be easier to simply roll the axle housing out on a jack sans all the extras.

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^^ I agree if that what he going to do.
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post #6 of 11 Old 09-18-2017, 03:28 PM
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I'd cut the u-bolts off with a torch, then drop the shackles and roll the axle out from under the Jeep on the tires. A lot easier to move the axle on tires than to try to balance it on a jack, especially if your working by yourself. Take the tires off before trying to load it into the truck. Put the tires on to roll it under then jack it up to line up the springs,

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I'd cut the u-bolts off with a torch, then drop the shackles and roll the axle out from under the Jeep on the tires. A lot easier to move the axle on tires than to try to balance it on a jack, especially if your working by yourself. Take the tires off before trying to load it into the truck. Put the tires on to roll it under then jack it up to line up the springs,
Lot easier to remove the tires when the axle is still on the Jeep, though.
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post #8 of 11 Old 09-19-2017, 05:34 AM
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Loosening lug nuts while axle is still on Jeep will make removing wheels easier when you remove axle and roll it to your truck.

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post #9 of 11 Old 09-19-2017, 05:53 AM
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I always keep a couple of doughnut spares around for working with axles, they normally sit low enough that you don't have to lift the vehicle a mile and it's a lot easier to move around.
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post #10 of 11 Old 09-19-2017, 11:47 AM
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I always keep a couple of doughnut spares around for working with axles, they normally sit low enough that you don't have to lift the vehicle a mile and it's a lot easier to move around.
^^ AGREE^^ My tires are big and the ceiling in my garage is low enough that my roll bar hits the ceiling before there is enough clearance to roll the axle out.
I don't have a set of small tires so I always remove the tires and set the axle on a dolly to get it from under the Jeep.

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^^ AGREE^^ My tires are big and the ceiling in my garage is low enough that my roll bar hits the ceiling before there is enough clearance to roll the axle out.
I don't have a set of small tires so I always remove the tires and set the axle on a dolly to get it from under the Jeep.
Another idea to lower the axle to get it out from under is to cut circles out of 3/4" plywood just large enough to allow the pumpkin to clear the ground. Then drill holes for the center register and studs. Hold the wheels on use a couple of lug nuts turned backwards.

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