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pickncrew 12-11-2011 12:34 PM

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.

http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m...ftAxleTube.jpg

Ageless Stranger 12-11-2011 12:36 PM

I have greaseable seals in mine. Not sure what came in there from the factory.

Plowboy1970 12-11-2011 12:36 PM

Axle tubes are dry. Seals are next to carrier bearings. Be careful putting axle back in or you will tear up the seal.

RSC17 12-11-2011 12:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Plowboy1970 (Post 1818433)
Axle tubes are dry. Seals are next to carrier bearings. Be careful putting axle back in or you will tear up the seal.

x2. :thumb:

pickncrew 12-11-2011 01:13 PM

okay thanks... I do see the inner seal.

computeruser 12-11-2011 05:46 PM

+1 for the greasable seal things. Helps to keep crap out of the tubes!

Jerry Bransford 12-11-2011 05:53 PM

Unless you're doing mud, I don't see the need for the greasable outer axle seal. :)

f9k9 12-11-2011 06:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by computeruser (Post 1819091)
+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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