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Old 06-02-2011, 11:51 AM   #1
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Bent hub/axle help!!

Hey guys, I bought this jeep several months ago, it has had a vibration at 60mph+.... Thought it was a bent wheel, so I swapped out for my spare. Problem still there. I picked up the rear end with a forklift and put it in first gear and let the wheels spin. Upon closer inspection, it appears I have a bent hub or axle here is a video of it..

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If you look closely you can see the hub wobbling on the axle. Ideas?? Cost to fix? Thanks in advance for any help.

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Old 06-02-2011, 06:19 PM   #2
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Old 06-02-2011, 06:57 PM   #3
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yep looks like the flange on the axle is bent.

I'd try to find a used axle, maybe $100.00 or so.
Axle bearing, $20-25
Axle seal, $10-15
Rear diff gasket/ sealer $10
Fluid, $30

So around $200 or so in parts, plus a couple hours of labor.
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Old 06-02-2011, 07:57 PM   #4
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Well crap... That might get expensive at a shop. Invoice from the 4x4 shop the work on the jeep was done at says "HD 27 spline rear axle shafts - $200 (for both)"

Also has a detroit locker in the rear, and an axle truss on the D35 in the rear.... Is this something I should attempt to take on myself? If it's a simple take-it-apart-and-put-it-back-together, I can probably handle it. If it requires setting gear lash and all that stuff, I need to take it to a shop....?

Thanks..
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Old 07-13-2011, 08:40 PM   #5
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Well, it turns out it is an axle shaft. Getting a new chromoly one put in Monday... bye bye $350. ugh
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