A friend noticed oil splattered all in my wheel well- he assumed the leak was coming from rear driver side differential and changed the bearings and seals (I wasn't there when he put it back in, and I have no idea what the setup looked like). So I am now having a major issue, it is still leaking, so I pulled the shaft the other day and it was all shades of odd. The seal was torn... anyway, OReileys has bearing that doesnt fit... Well as you can see in the picture, I have found one and I have the seal and retainer, that seem to fit... haven't pressed anything on yet because I am still not convinced of the set up. I finally got fed up with Oreillys not being able to track down the right parts.
So, I pulled the passenger side shaft to make to use that as a template to work from. Now I am well aware that it goes, retaining plate, seal, bearing, ring... however, there is a small ring, pictured that I believe has to go on there as well (shim, bearing cup, oil slinger, I have no idea the name of the part and NO one can find it for me. I would imagine that it comes with a bearing, but they cannot figure that out either), just under the bearing between it and the seal, that is how the passenger side looks.
oh also, I have a 4'' lift, fabtech, which is why I believe that little spacer is needed, but I dont know if both sides should match or what to do.
HELP if you can, I simply cannot stand to have my Jeep immobile.
The pictures include the passenger side setup, all the crap that I BELIEVE came off the axle AFTER it was "fixed", and the random ring with a lip on it that I am trying to find.