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Old 12-03-2007, 09:08 AM   #1
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Rear Axle seals

I got a 2004 Wrangler and the rear axle seals are leaking onto the brakes.
I was thinking about doing the job myself, but I can't find instructions for the rear. (found the front)

Any ideas? Is it the same procedure? Do I need to pull the rear apart to get the axles out to replace the seals?

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Old 12-03-2007, 04:19 PM   #2
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Welcome aboard. The rear seals are actually on the axle shafts themselves. In order to get to them you have to cut the bearings off also and replace them. It's not the easiest thing in the world to do if you don't have a press available to use.

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Old 08-18-2008, 12:15 PM   #3
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yikes? i believe my outer seal is leaking on my passenger rear! from diagrams i looked at it looked fairly easy? mine is a 98TJ though? I'm assuming that's why.
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Old 08-18-2008, 12:49 PM   #4
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are you sure it's the seals and not the wheel cylinder?
I blew a seal once...........what a mess
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Old 08-18-2008, 01:41 PM   #5
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Not sure yet, but my brake fluid level hasnt went down? so i'm figuring its the seal.
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Old 08-18-2008, 04:25 PM   #6
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I have replaced my left rear axle seal three times and it still leaks I cant get it to stop

a freind has replaced his twice and it started up again
its must be a dana44 thing

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