Need some knowledge from the Wrangler Experts here.
Bought my Jeep almost two years ago, and knew I had a couple of leaking axle seals when I bought it. I have been procrastinating and am just now getting around to replacing it. I have kept an eye on the diff fluid level, and it has stayed full.
When I pulled the drivers side rear axle shaft, the bearing will move between the retainer ring and the shoulder of the shaft. See the attached video.
This is a bone stock Jeep. It appears no one has been in the axle because the retainer clips were still on the brake rotors.
The bearing should be a press fit....correct? I am going to pull the other side tonight and cut the retainers and bearings off to get a look at the axle shaft in the location of the bearings.