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Old 02-25-2012, 11:20 PM   #1
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*HELP* need to replace jeep wrangler tj dana 35 wheel bearing

ok so i posted a thread a day or two ago with a vid of this odd sound my left rear wheel was making. it turns out i was right i need to replace the wheel bearing but cannot find any information on how to do it and what tools i will need and if i can even do the job myself without a press. Some info i found said that i will need a press and others say no. and some say that the axel needs to be pulled out and some say it does not well whats the deal here how do i do it? anyone have a right up? do i just need to remove the c clip and pull the axle and replace bearing? doubt its that easy so someone please help me!

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Old 02-25-2012, 11:30 PM   #3
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bear in mind that link above is for non c-clip, you'll have to skip over some of the steps in this walkthrough..

heres how to remove the axle shafts.. both of these articles should give you an idea how to do it

http://www.stu-offroad.com/axle/d35/d35-1.htm
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Old 02-26-2012, 12:10 AM   #4
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AWESOME THANKS! so i just have to remove the c clips and pull the axles? i dont need that special tool? then i follow the steps from the first link?
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Old 02-26-2012, 12:14 AM   #5
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In the first link you skip the part that says:
"Next, there is a small plate with four bolts on it that holds the axle in. These must be removed next. It is not necessary to remove any part of the brake assembly."

you may not need a slide hammer to remove the axle shafts either..
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Old 02-26-2012, 12:28 AM   #6
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ok cool. im still not sure if im going to tackle this job myself or have someone help or do it for me lol need to get it done soon and in a day i dont want to get to far along and realize that i cant do it and not be able to drive it. its my DD
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Bump any other tips for doing this in a garage without any special tools?
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Old 02-26-2012, 11:31 AM   #8
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Oh and what else should be replaced while I have everything pulled?
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with out digging to deep just the bearing is all thats right there. You'll end up doing a diff fluid change because of it so gear oil RTV black (or red) and/or upgrade to a lubelocker gasket might be in order.
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I would replace both sides. Slide hammer needed to pull bearings out of axle .
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Turns out I didn't have to replace the wheel bearing

Thanks for the help guys!!!
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Another picture of why I hate drum brakes!
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Another picture of why I hate drum brakes!
AGREE 100% but man was I super happy when I saw that lol! First thing I thought when I started to hear the sound was that it sounded like a rock stuck in the drum but it wasn't it was chunks of the emergency brake but after a while it started to sound like a bad wheel bearing so bought all the poop to do that and didn't have to.

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