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Old 04-04-2012, 10:05 AM   #1
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cant get help in they yj forum

I got a 95 yj and the bearings in my d 35 need replaced. I'm going to fix what I got cause I can't find one to swap out and its cheeper to swap to an 8.8. I'm needing to know how to do this to set preload and backlash, I've started so many threads asking this in the yj forum but can't get any help what so ever and its driving me nuts I'm hopeing someone on here can give me some help

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Old 04-04-2012, 10:30 AM   #2
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What bearings do you mean? Just the axle bearing on the outside? That's a simple job.

D-35 Axle Shaft Removal

Follow that guide to remove your shafts. Once that's out, take a crow bar, screwdriver, etc. and pull out the oil seal. Might need some PB Blaster to break the rust up. Don't scratch up the axle tube itself or you'll have leaks. Then, take a slide hammer - stick it past the bearing and slam it out with force. It may take a while, but you'll get it. Then the installation is just the reverse. Use the slide hammer to EVENLY put the bearing back inside, tap on the oil seal with a block of wood. Axle shaft back in and drum on and you're good to go.

There's a good oil seal video that I used the first time I did it.

It's got a Willy's body, a Chevy engine, Ford axles, GM transmission, and Dodge steering components... it must be a Wrangler.
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Old 04-04-2012, 10:37 AM   #3
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I know how to do the axle bearings but I need to know how to do the rest of them my pinion seal is leaking so I was going to replace the seal but when I took the drive shaft of I could move the pinion yoke up and down just a little id say maybe a 1/16 of an in or less and with 160,000 miles on it I may as well do them all and when I got the bearing kit it didn't have a crush sleeve or shims in it. I'm not getting any vibrations out of the rear end that I can tell when going down the highway.
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Old 04-04-2012, 10:42 AM   #4
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Your gonna have to bust the whole axle down....shafts out, cover off, case out, pinion out. Then you need a press and puller to get the case/pinion bearings off. You also need to make sure you use the exact same shims behind each of the bearings and dont get them mixed up. Then after you press all the bearings back on you have to reinstall and then you can check preload, backlash. etc
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Old 04-04-2012, 10:50 AM   #5
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So all I should need to get is the crush sleeve and reuse the shims that were already there? I don't have anything to set the prelaod, any tips? And do u know the what the preload is suposed 2 b set at and the back lash I have been searching the net for days and am not finding anything on it
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