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post #1 of 9 Old 10-19-2021, 11:40 PM Thread Starter
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Rear Axle Bearing/Seal Kit - Need Help

I have a 2005 LJ with a leaking rear axle seal. This Jeep belonged to my father and I inherited it after he passed.Most of the mods where done while he owned it. If I remember correctly, it has Superior Super 44 axles, but I知 not 100% sure. How do I determine which 44 axle I have? I知 assuming that if I have Super 44 axles, I値l have to buy a Super 44 bearing and seal kit?


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post #2 of 9 Old 10-20-2021, 08:47 AM
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Those axle shafts will still run a standard set10 bearing. The seal will also be standard. You will need a way of cutting the old bearing/retainer off and a way to press the new bearing/retainer on.
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The bearing retainer is removed by drilling through it but stopping just before the drill bit reaches the axle shaft. Use a bit diameter equal to the width of the bearing retainer, then use a cold chisel to break it open at the hole. The old bearing can be removed with side cutters and pliers, pealed apart like an orange. The new bearing and retainer will have to be pressed on though.

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Yep, did mine on stock axles last year. Like said above, trickiest park is cutting off old retainer and bearing, and pressing new ones on.
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pretty good explanations
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I already removed the seal, bearing and retainer. I just needed to know what parts I値l need to replace. Thanks guys. I値l order some timken or spicer parts.

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I already removed the seal, bearing and retainer. I just needed to know what parts I値l need to replace. Thanks guys. I値l order some timken or spicer parts.
The bearing and retainer set is called a SET10, go with either Koyo or Timken. For the seal go for a Timken 9912S.

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I was pleasantly surprised when I got my Crown kit pictured above. There was actually Timken bearing and seal in the box. Can be seen by zooming in on the bearing.

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The bearing and retainer set is called a SET10, go with either Koyo or Timken. For the seal go for a Timken 9912S.
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