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Old 09-14-2013, 04:26 PM   #1
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Moving my jeep with a blown rear..

Just got home for the weekend and going to start my rebuild on my rear axle and need to get my jeep into the garage. The Ring and Pinion and bearings are toast and I drained the fluid already.

If I refill the diff and drive it a couple feet into the garage will it mess up my ARB or anything?
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Should I just put it on some dollies and push it into the garage?

Also I got my gears from the store and was wondering if there was a difference in a 4.88 and a 4.89 ring and pinion? I am running 4.88's right now.

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Old 09-14-2013, 05:20 PM   #2
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As long as it isn't bone dry there should be enough lube to move it with no issues, go wild!

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Old 09-14-2013, 05:27 PM   #3
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I opened the diff and drained all the fluid in it the diff. The gears still have some lube on them but there is no other fluid in it. So you are saying I don't need to fill it up to move it from the driveway to inside the garage?
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No..it will be fine. It will not even get hot. Also the gears are fine that close in range.
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I certainly wouldn't worry about it for that short of a distance. But if you're still worried about it, you can also shift into 4Hi & remove the rear driveshaft so there is no stress on anything inside the rear axle. You'd be using the front-axle to pull your TJ into the garage.
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Old 09-14-2013, 05:33 PM   #6
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No..it will be fine. It will not even get hot. Also the gears are fine that close in range.
Ok that was my first thought and I was thinking to myself why do I even care about there being any fluid in there since I am replacing my whole inners of my rear (minus the ARB). I just wanted to make sure that my ARB would be ok moving without any fluid in the diff.
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Old 09-14-2013, 05:35 PM   #7
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I certainly wouldn't worry about it for that short of a distance. But if you're still worried about it, you can also shift into 4Hi & remove the rear driveshaft so there is no stress on anything inside the rear axle. You'd be using the front-axle to pull your TJ into the garage.
That popped up in my head too, but... my front driveshaft has been out of my jeep for a couple months and sitting on my work bench with a busted U-joint/CV waiting to be rebuilt, so that plan went out the window.
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Ok thanks for the replies! Going to move the jeep now!!

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