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Old 05-04-2011, 08:49 AM   #1
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Pinion seal is leaking

My pinion seal is leaking on my front dana 30 jeep wrangler tj. I plan on doing the project myself since i live in minot north dakota and my options for any sort of mechanic are very small and im more of a do it yourself person.
was wondering how exactly to go about this is there a really good write up or should i just use any.
also will i be ok to use an electric impact wrench since i dont have an air compressor nor am i gonna buy one. whats the torque specs? and i plan on replacing the yoke and u joint while im down there so any tips on that. i have heard stuff about a crush sleeve and then that there isnt one and ive heard that i need to remove the tires etc tips or advice would be much appreciated.

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That would work but there are a few things to know about spending the extra $$$ for that. #1 is that u-bolts are more easily able to ruin u-joints because people tend to overtighten them over the bearing caps.

#2 The factory u-joint straps are more than strong enough so you don't really need or benefit by going to u-bolts. The straps hold up in Johnson Valley afterall, so there's no real need to go to u-bolts like that. I'm running some big u-joints on my rig, 1330 and 1350s, but no u-bolts anywhere on the u-joints.

Personally, I would just replace the seal and save some $$$.
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