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Unread 02-15-2013, 07:08 AM   #1
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Rubi Front Axle Leaking, while apart...

I have a 2005 Rubicon with 80,xxx miles. My front passenger axle seal is leaking. I am going to change both driver and passenger, figured that'd be a good idea. My question is, while I have my shafts and locker and everything apart or out is there anything else you would recommend replacing/ changing while it is all apart?
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Unread 02-15-2013, 07:21 AM   #2
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Not really, but a good inspection and cleaning are in order.
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Unread 02-15-2013, 08:24 AM   #3
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I would install outer tube seals and clean the inside of my tubes out.... but nothing is NEEDED to be done.
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Unread 02-15-2013, 08:51 AM   #4
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Just a thought here.
I would check your axle shaft u-joints and ball joints while everyting is apart.
Easier to fix / replace now then when you get everything back together.

edit: Check wheel bearings and brake pads / rotors while you're at it.

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Unread 02-15-2013, 08:58 AM   #5
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Might be a good idea to check the condition of the rubber hose that connects to the diaphragm on the locker. That is if you're still running the stock setup....Not required, but you asked!!
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axle , dana 44 , differential , rubicon , seal

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