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Old 12-11-2011, 12:34 PM   #1
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Question D30 Axle Have Outer Seals?

Sorry for my newbie ignorance... but I am replacing the front left axle on my TJ but just want to make sure of this - Is there supposed to be an outer axle seal here? Or is all that covers the hole seen in the pic here is that plastic cover on the axle? Thanks... you guys are great.


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Old 12-11-2011, 12:36 PM   #2
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I have greaseable seals in mine. Not sure what came in there from the factory.

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Old 12-11-2011, 12:36 PM   #3
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Axle tubes are dry. Seals are next to carrier bearings. Be careful putting axle back in or you will tear up the seal.
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Axle tubes are dry. Seals are next to carrier bearings. Be careful putting axle back in or you will tear up the seal.
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Old 12-11-2011, 01:13 PM   #5
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okay thanks... I do see the inner seal.
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+1 for the greasable seal things. Helps to keep crap out of the tubes!
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Unless you're doing mud, I don't see the need for the greasable outer axle seal.
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Old 12-11-2011, 06:02 PM   #8
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+1 for the greasable seal things. Helps to keep crap out of the tubes!
I agree, it does help but, they aren't bullet proof by, any means. I recently had a little carnage and when I pulled my front passenger side axle I had muddy water between my outer and inner seals. I kept them lubed and I was a little disappointed by the outer seal's performance.

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