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Unread 07-13-2010, 04:56 PM   #1
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Inner Tube Seal Question Rubicon Dana 44

Hello JF, so I need to change my inner tube seals on my front axle. My jeep is a 04 Rubicon so it would be done on a D44. I went to the dealership to get my seals and they sold me two seals (might as well do both) but they also sold me these white plastic "guides". I read alot of different write ups on how to do the seals but I havn't seen one use these white guides. Anyone know what they are for?

They matched up the part with my VIN.

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Unread 07-13-2010, 06:32 PM   #2
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take a picture of them. i have no idea what your talking about.
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Unread 07-13-2010, 06:44 PM   #3
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Yea that would prob be best.
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Unread 07-13-2010, 07:11 PM   #4
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the white plastic rings go on the axle at the inner spline end to keep the axle centered so you don't rip the new seals, I just did mine in my 04 Rubicon last weekend.
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Unread 07-13-2010, 07:19 PM   #6
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the white plastic rings go on the axle at the inner spline end to keep the axle centered so you don't rip the new seals, I just did mine in my 04 Rubicon last weekend.
Do they stay in there or are they just for installation?
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Unread 07-13-2010, 08:18 PM   #7
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slide them over the splines of the axle, they tend to shove the dirt and crap laying in the axle tube against the new seal.... unless of course you take the extra time to clean it all out.
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and you should really take the time to clean the tubes out.
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Unread 07-13-2010, 09:48 PM   #9
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did mine not to long ago too and they sold me them things. I didnt end up using them because I didnt have the axle shafts in when I did the install. I dont have the special press thing or whatever. So I have a few long extensions and a socket I used through the tube to press them in. Worked perfect...and just be careful when you slide the axle shaft back in, if you go this route
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Thanks all for your replies. Yea I dont have a fancy press either and will take the time to clean the tubes as they are filthy.
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Unread 07-14-2010, 10:07 AM   #11
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Yeah and when I did my inners I cleaned the tubes and also bought a set of Superior Axle outer axle seals. They are pretty nice IMO, should help protect the inners better
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Unread 07-14-2010, 04:50 PM   #12
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Yea i was thinking about purchasing those as well just not 100% sure. Some people say get em and some say its not worth it.
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can you tell me the part number by chance for them? does something ending in "AB" sound familiar?
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