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Old 06-26-2014, 01:03 PM   #1
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New leak! What now

I concurred every leak front to rear down the center. I was pleased. Now I find gear oil near the front passenger tire. Can anyone tell me what to adjust or replace? Looks like it is coming out where the u joint meets the axle .

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Old 06-26-2014, 01:10 PM   #2
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That would be a leaking axle seal.

requires pulling the caliper and hub off that side, sliding the axle out, and taking off the CAD (Center Axle Disconnect). The seal is inside the CAD just to the right side of the opening.

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Old 06-26-2014, 01:36 PM   #3
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Nice! Not that bad since I want to posi lock at the same time. Does the seal have to be pressed or can I do it?
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Old 06-26-2014, 01:42 PM   #4
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You can do it. I would do both sides honestly but the other side requires removing the carrier, so much more involved. Look online there are tricks to get that seal in. Most people use a long piece of threaded rod, some washers, nuts etc. They tighten a nut and it pulls the seal in. That will make sense if you find some example pics.
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I just read the instructions! Wow, both sides would really be a PITA. Guess I should do it though. Thanks for info.
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I just read the instructions! Wow, both sides would really be a PITA. Guess I should do it though. Thanks for info.
My father and I recently replaced the outer axel seals (stock ones are awful, these are amazing) and the inner ones (inside the pumpkin). Took about a full 8-hour+ day of work.

Pro tip: If you're going to do the inner seals as well, leave the spider gears in the freezer overnight before sliding back into the differential. That made the assembly slide in like butter.
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I replaced that seal last week,it comes out through the cad.you need to make sure the new on presses in evenly.I used a threaded rod to press the new one in.there is at least one video on u-tube on how to do it....russ
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Old 06-26-2014, 09:47 PM   #8
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I thought Jeeps are supposed to leak oil, That Keeps Them From Rusting Out! LOL
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I thought Jeeps are supposed to leak oil, That Keeps Them From Rusting Out! LOL
thats my line lol

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