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Old 07-16-2013, 05:45 PM   #1
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Axle seals

I recently changed a u joint in the front axle (Dana 30) on the passenger side and now I think my axle seal is bad it is leaking axle fluid out of where the axle shaft goes in how do you Change the seal? Should this be done ASAP I plan on going to the silver lake sand dunes this weekend should I do it before I go also how hard is it to change axle oil because its defiantly time it's looking mighty milky pictures help thanks! I'm not a mechanic haha this is my first car and I'm loving the experience!

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Old 07-16-2013, 09:03 PM   #3
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i had similar happen where it just started to dump fluid. I drove it about 400 miles before i swapped it including some time on the beach at Jeep Beach and i wish i hadnt... sand got all in in it from the bad seal and scratched up my axle shaft... sucks.
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Old 07-16-2013, 09:08 PM   #4
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Not sure how to change the seal but the fluid can be changed only by removing the diff cover. Then cleaning all the oil out and resealing the diff cover.
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Old 07-16-2013, 09:16 PM   #5
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To do axle seals on the front you basically take everything apart. If you did the shaft ujoints you are more than halfway there. Driver seal is right net to the pumpkin and passenger is just to the right of the CAD. Past removing shafts you will also need to take out the CAD shift fork and intermediate shaft, drop the carrier. Knock the old out and pull/press the new in. There are a lot of write ups around. Google D30 axle seal replacement.
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Old 07-16-2013, 09:53 PM   #6
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To do axle seals on the front you basically take everything apart. If you did the shaft ujoints you are more than halfway there. Driver seal is right net to the pumpkin and passenger is just to the right of the CAD. Past removing shafts you will also need to take out the CAD shift fork and intermediate shaft, drop the carrier. Knock the old out and pull/press the new in. There are a lot of write ups around. Google D30 axle seal replacement.
What is the cad?
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Old 07-16-2013, 09:53 PM   #7
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i had similar happen where it just started to dump fluid. I drove it about 400 miles before i swapped it including some time on the beach at Jeep Beach and i wish i hadnt... sand got all in in it from the bad seal and scratched up my axle shaft... sucks.
So it would be better to do it before?
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Old 07-16-2013, 10:51 PM   #8
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Center axle disconnect. The passenger side axle is 2 pieces. A vacuum operated "fork" slides a collar over an intermediate shaft to engage 4x4. This is why you don't have hubs to lock...
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Old 07-16-2013, 10:57 PM   #9
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Oh ok I think me and a buddy are going to tear into it tomorrow hopefully all goes well if not ill be back with questions haha

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