Greasing front axle shaft during change - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > Models > Jeep Wrangler Forums > TJ Wrangler Technical Forum > Greasing front axle shaft during change

Labor Day Sale at UCF!Gibson WK HEMI 3" Catback - 5 Day Special!Ruffstuff XJ Unirail Channel Reinforcement....

Reply
Unread 08-09-2015, 07:14 PM   #1
randysmith
Junior Member
2003 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: No Cal, CA
Posts: 67
Greasing front axle shaft during change

I finally got around to installing my Superior Evolution front axle shafts but have a question.

How much grease should you put on the shaft where the seal runs and do you think lack of the grease would cause a seal failure?

Reason I ask is a had a little trouble with the passenger side and had to gently tap it the last 1/8" to 1/4" or so to get the damn hub on. I started researching it after I got it all bolted up and Stu Olsen's site shows him putting a bunch of grease on the shaft where the seal rides. Wonder if I messed up my seals by not greasing it up good, and whether I should tear it apart again to try to avert a seal replace by putting grease on that surface.

thx

randysmith is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 08-09-2015, 07:24 PM   #2
Jerry Bransford
Administrator
 
Jerry Bransford's Avatar
2004 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Escondido, California, California
Posts: 62,490
I wouldn't worry about it since there's plenty of gear lube on the backside of the seal. I will probably get criticized for this but as many times as I've removed and replaced my front axle shafts, I've never thought to grease the shaft where the inner seal rides. Never any leaks though. I can see where it would be a good idea though, I'll do that the next time I pull the front shafts. If I ever do again that is since I haven't had any axle shaft problems up front in years lol.
__________________
Getting Savvy...

When you have a choice, buy American.
Jerry Bransford is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 08-09-2015, 08:19 PM   #3
randysmith
Junior Member
2003 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: No Cal, CA
Posts: 67
Alright!!!! I'll just watch the fluid level.

Thx for the reply.
randysmith is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 08-09-2015, 08:37 PM   #4
Moabrubi
Registered User
2005 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Posts: 1,571
I only put grease there so it has less chance of messing up the seal while slipping it past. I don't know if it really makes a difference but it makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside so I do it.
Moabrubi is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 08-09-2015, 10:54 PM   #5
randysmith
Junior Member
2003 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: No Cal, CA
Posts: 67
yeah, that's what I figured. First time at this and I'm learning as I go. Driver's side slid in no prob. Passenger needed a couple light taps to go the last smidge. I think it'll be okay but I have a regear coming up soon so even if there is a prob he can fix it when it's opened up.

Thx for reply.
randysmith is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.
Note: All free e-mails have been banned due to mis-use. (Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc.)
Don't have a non-free e-mail address? Click here for a solution: Manual Account Creation
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Thread Tools






Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.