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Unread 06-26-2013, 10:59 AM   #1
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2013 Front Axle Shaft Replacement

So I recently just saw this post on Facebook by Evo. Apparently on the 2013s you can't change a front shaft without replacing the inner seal



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Unread 06-26-2013, 07:06 PM   #2
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IDK a lot about axles, but shouldn't you replace them anyway? Sorry if I'm confused here.
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Unread 06-26-2013, 07:11 PM   #3
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What are the particulars? Does the seal fail when the axle shaft is pulled out?
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Unread 06-26-2013, 08:15 PM   #4
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I guess. I have no way of knowing. Bummer though because Im planning on getting a 13
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Unread 06-26-2013, 09:51 PM   #5
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I just picked up a '13 (JKUR 10A)... I'm trying to think this through... On my 2010, it was a pretty straight forward install, and all parts came with the purchase from Tom Woods. I do remember having to remove the OEM flange (from both the diff and t-case output) and using the one supplied by Tom Woods. In Evo's install, did it require replacing the OEM flange? Was it that the new flange didn't fit through the existing seal (*edit*.. duh.. it HAS to fit.. if it didn't, it wouldn't fit into the carrier.. never mind on this question**) and now needs to find the right size seal? Or did the seal come off when removing the flange? If it came off, was it because it was "seated" in the flange itself? Or was the pinion seal not installed correctly from the factory and it just fell off?

Sorry for the barrage of questions.. I'm in the process of doing research for the build and budget timeline for the new Jeep.. Thanks!!

*edit, again* - It must be past my bed time.. those seals are from the axle shaft.. geez.. for whatever reason, I jumped right to the drive shaft.. never mind on the drive shaft.. but that SUCKS about the axle shafts..
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Unread 06-27-2013, 12:24 AM   #6
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I can't see it working that way anyhow, I'm interested in searching the EVO site.
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Unread 06-27-2013, 01:51 AM   #7
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I just picked up a '13 (JKUR 10A)... I'm trying to think this through... On my 2010, it was a pretty straight forward install, and all parts came with the purchase from Tom Woods. I do remember having to remove the OEM flange (from both the diff and t-case output) and using the one supplied by Tom Woods. In Evo's install, did it require replacing the OEM flange? Was it that the new flange didn't fit through the existing seal (*edit*.. duh.. it HAS to fit.. if it didn't, it wouldn't fit into the carrier.. never mind on this question**) and now needs to find the right size seal? Or did the seal come off when removing the flange? If it came off, was it because it was "seated" in the flange itself? Or was the pinion seal not installed correctly from the factory and it just fell off?

Sorry for the barrage of questions.. I'm in the process of doing research for the build and budget timeline for the new Jeep.. Thanks!!

*edit, again* - It must be past my bed time.. those seals are from the axle shaft.. geez.. for whatever reason, I jumped right to the drive shaft.. never mind on the drive shaft.. but that SUCKS about the axle shafts..
Are you ok; perhaps I should call someone for you?
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Unread 06-27-2013, 06:48 AM   #8
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I'm surprised no one has chimed in saying they've changed a shaft on a 13
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Are you ok; perhaps I should call someone for you?
It was a REALLY long day at work.. apparently my mind hadn't shifted over completely to 'Jeep talk'... but still would be interested in finding out more about this.. it would really suck if I had to pull an axle shaft out while on the trail to fix something, and those seals came off..
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Unread 06-27-2013, 02:20 PM   #10
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It's going to really suck if I have to pull the differential when I install Nitro shafts.
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I couldn't find anything about 13' axle shafts except for the fact that the u-joints are beefier. No mention of having to change out seals with the shafts.
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...it would really suck if I had to pull an axle shaft out while on the trail to fix something, and those seals came off..
That it would; Iím having a hard time believing this.
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Unread 06-27-2013, 04:24 PM   #13
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There you go. Hopefully I'm just retarded and am misinterpreting it.
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Just ordered some chromoly shafts for my 2013. Has anybody done this yet? are seals a problem?
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When I was talking to AEV a couple weeks ago, the rep was saying they haven't been experiencing any issues with changing the front shafts on the 2013's. You just need to take it easy when installing the new shafts. The seals will tear super easy. At least thats from what I'm hearing.
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