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post #1 of 26 Old 02-10-2010, 02:16 PM Thread Starter
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Need Info on Dana 35c Axle bearing repair

I am needing to replace rear axel bearing in my 2000 tj dana 35 if any one has any repair information. ARE THE AXEL BEARINGS PRESSED ON?

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post #2 of 26 Old 02-10-2010, 02:22 PM
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Yes, bearings are pressed on the axle...

99 TJ, 4 inch, 35's, D30/44,armor, etc...
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even on the dana 35
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post #4 of 26 Old 02-10-2010, 02:46 PM
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The axle shaft bearings are not pressed on the shaft in the D35C. You remove the shaft by removing the c-clip inside the differential, pull the shaft, and the bearing and seal is in the end of the tube.

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The axle shaft bearings are not pressed on the shaft in the D35C. You remove the shaft by removing the c-clip inside the differential, pull the shaft, and the bearing and seal is in the end of the tube.

BINGO!! This is the correct answer!! The outer bearing and axle seal reside in the end of the axle tube and are NOT pressed onto the axle shaft. To remove the seal and bearing (after axle shaft has been removed) you will need a bearing/seal puller.... you can rent one from your local parts house.
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AWESOME!!!! Thanks for the info guys.. I have searched a ton and keep getting different answers. I will tackle this repair this weekend then...
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will there be a bearing race to remove or just the bearing and seal?
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will there be a bearing race to remove or just the bearing and seal?
Bump....

I need to do my rear axle bearings too and am wondering the samething.

Anyone know if there is a write-up on this anywhere? I have searched and searched on here, google, and other forums and havent really found anything good. Thanks guys!
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Bump....

I need to do my rear axle bearings too and am wondering the samething.

Anyone know if there is a write-up on this anywhere? I have searched and searched on here, google, and other forums and havent really found anything good. Thanks guys!
To do the job correctly, you probably should replace the race as well......... However, I have left the race alone and just replaced the bearing if there wasn't any signs of damage to the race after close inspection.

If you use the auto parts rent a puller that is a slide hammer, pulling the race isn't an issue. You will want to use a large socket, pipe, or whatever to make sure that you drive the new race in evenly without putting it in a bind.
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do i have to change the axle bearings if im changing the axle shafts?
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do i have to change the axle bearings if im changing the axle shafts?
No need to change bearing unless you are going with some off the wall after market axle shaft that requires a different bearing.... can't imagine this, but..... I guess it might be possible. If you are sticking with an OEM style axle shaft, no need to mess with bearing unless damaged.
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axle bearings arent damaged and i got alloy usa shafts that came with the axle bearings so i dont think ill install them unless its necesarry.
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axle bearings arent damaged and i got alloy usa shafts that came with the axle bearings so i dont think ill install them unless its necesarry.
Hmmmmmmmmm, did the bearings, seals, and axle shafts come as a kit? If so, I would think that the manufacturer of the alloy axle shafts included the bearings for a reason. You might want to check with them. You could also compare the bearing part number (stamped on the lip of the bearing) to the OEM bearing.. no need to pull your OEM bearing to compare numbers, just look this part up on O'Reilly's web site or another part supplier's web site.
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you can use the stock bearings and seals with the new alloy shafts, there is no special bearings.

If the stock shafts are worn at all around the bearing contact area, you need to change them regardless of what they look like.
there is no race to remove, the bearing is like the pic I posted above, they sometimes are a PITA to get out even with the snap-on Puller I have pictured, most often they pop right out.

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