2014 wrangler unlimited ampd trim question - JeepForum.com
 1Likes
  • 1 Post By amped
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 11 Old 07-21-2021, 05:43 PM Thread Starter
amped
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2021
Posts: 7
2014 wrangler unlimited ampd trim question

I'm having a hard time pulling out the rear axle. Removed the 4 nuts holding the retainer, moved abs sensor out of the way, put rotor back on inside out, put on 3 wheel nuts and gave it a few hard pull but couldn't get it out. From some of the youtube videos, they didn't have to pull it hard at all.

How hard should I pull? I'm afraid I might damage something if I really yank on it.

amped is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 11 Old 07-22-2021, 06:21 AM
222Doc
Registered User
 
222Doc's Avatar
2012 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Lake Havasu City
Posts: 10,274
Garage
well a axle puller puts more force on it. basically a big slide hammer. some go easy some not.

Home of the Parker Desert Splash

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
222Doc is offline  
post #3 of 11 Old 07-22-2021, 08:25 AM
cranbiz
Moderator
 
cranbiz's Avatar
2012 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Wentworth
Posts: 5,251
Go to O'Reilly's, Advance, Auto Zone or your favorite Auto parts store and get the loaner axle puller. You will have the axle out in a couple bangs of the slide hammer.

Both of mine axles needed that additional help in pulling the axles.

02 WJ Laredo, heavily optioned but stock
12 JK, 3.5" Teraflex/Franken lift, Bilstein 5100's, BFG KM3's 37x12.5/R17
17 WK2 Trailhawk
KN4BBA
cranbiz is offline  
 
post #4 of 11 Old 07-23-2021, 11:50 AM Thread Starter
amped
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2021
Posts: 7
Sliding hammer did the trick. Nothing beats using the right tool for the job.


So... any jeep brothers/sisters out there that have a shop press in the madison, wi area that can help me out with installing the bearing?
amped is offline  
post #5 of 11 Old 07-23-2021, 12:27 PM
222Doc
Registered User
 
222Doc's Avatar
2012 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Lake Havasu City
Posts: 10,274
Garage
well HF has them rather low cost today. nice to have one. I have used mine many many time its paid for its self easy by now. Right tool for the job makes the job so much easier.... to that end i just by the tools. they tend to last a life time and save you lots of pain.

if no one is near you most shops will do this for not to much its rather easy with a press. Have you cut the old ones off yet? That is harder part really. cutting the collar then the bearing not all the way just enough so a chisel pops it off by breaking the last bit. Use 4" angle grinder and thin curf blade.

Home of the Parker Desert Splash

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
222Doc is offline  
post #6 of 11 Old 07-23-2021, 12:50 PM Thread Starter
amped
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2021
Posts: 7
Yea, I may have to get one from HF since most places I call want somewhere between 50-75. Might as well put them right into the tool .
222Doc likes this.
amped is offline  
post #7 of 11 Old 07-23-2021, 02:09 PM
cranbiz
Moderator
 
cranbiz's Avatar
2012 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Wentworth
Posts: 5,251
Don't waste your time with the 5 ton bench press. go for the 12 ton or the 20 ton. Don't ask me how I know.

Agree with Doc, great tool to have around the shop. I use it frequently.

02 WJ Laredo, heavily optioned but stock
12 JK, 3.5" Teraflex/Franken lift, Bilstein 5100's, BFG KM3's 37x12.5/R17
17 WK2 Trailhawk
KN4BBA
cranbiz is offline  
post #8 of 11 Old 07-23-2021, 03:01 PM
222Doc
Registered User
 
222Doc's Avatar
2012 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Lake Havasu City
Posts: 10,274
Garage
the 12 ton at least on d44 axles is not quite tall enough. I had to raise mine off the floor about 2". It as well near maxed out pressing my axles bearings on. It did it just a 20 ton would have been the better choice. But over all its not bad for what it cost back then. bet they are much more today. BUT still worth it if you like to do stuff in the shop. save $$$ on labor.

Home of the Parker Desert Splash

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
222Doc is offline  
post #9 of 11 Old 07-25-2021, 05:20 PM Thread Starter
amped
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2021
Posts: 7
Bought the HF 20 ton shop press. Not a quality press but will do for the average usage at home.


Cut off old bearings and put new one in. Went to press it, a little over half way, heard a loud pop. Is this normal?
amped is offline  
post #10 of 11 Old 07-26-2021, 10:41 AM
cranbiz
Moderator
 
cranbiz's Avatar
2012 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Wentworth
Posts: 5,251
Yes

02 WJ Laredo, heavily optioned but stock
12 JK, 3.5" Teraflex/Franken lift, Bilstein 5100's, BFG KM3's 37x12.5/R17
17 WK2 Trailhawk
KN4BBA
cranbiz is offline  
post #11 of 11 Old 07-27-2021, 12:03 AM Thread Starter
amped
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2021
Posts: 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by cranbiz View Post
Yes
Awesome, good to know I didn't break anything. Thanks for all the help.
amped is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome