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piercejoelm 05-07-2013 07:19 PM

C clip on dana 30 95 yj front axle shafts?
Like the subject says . . . ?

tigerblood 05-07-2013 07:43 PM

I dont think so, when I did my ball joints my shafts slid right out the ends, grated the passenger side still had the inner shaft in, but the drivers side whole shaft came out.

piercejoelm 05-07-2013 07:47 PM

I'm trying to put in my aussie locker but drivers side and passenger are stuck, New England vehicle most of its life do its pretty rusted. I just dont want to be beating on it to break a clip

tigerblood 05-07-2013 07:53 PM

do you have the diff opened up? If so you should be able to see the inside end of the shaft and be able to tell if theres clip on it or not

tigerblood 05-07-2013 07:55 PM

piercejoelm 05-07-2013 07:55 PM

I drained late last night, took the calipers off and tgb 3 bolts to the steering knuckle lady night and noticed how rusty the hub was, I will take a better look at it tonight when I get home. Where exactly would the c clips be?

Mcatt 05-07-2013 08:00 PM

No c clips in the front axles. The shafts are held in place by being attached to the hub bearings. If you have the hubs removed the axles should slide right out. Maybe a little tug with a slide hammer or attach a length of heavy chain the the end and with some slack in the chain give it a good hard whip like yank the weight of the slack chain when it tightens up acts like the weight in a slide hammer. :thumb:

tigerblood 05-07-2013 08:05 PM

try not to damage the axle seals when removing the shafts..or just plan on replacing them while its apart is a better idea.

89sierra 05-07-2013 10:34 PM

i am not sure about the 95 but i have a spare axle out of another yj(unknown year) that i am pulling apart to rebuild and indeed the stub shaft has a c clip holding it in.

tigerblood 05-07-2013 10:35 PM

i think some earlier dana 30s had them

POS YJ 05-07-2013 11:05 PM

A quick Google search says that some of the long side shafts had a c-clip to hold the inner axle in during assembly, but not needed after that. The short side should come out easy. You do have the unit bearing removed?

Jimbo599 05-08-2013 11:06 AM

I have a 93 Dana 30 and it does not have c-clips. The axles can be a bear to remove though.

piercejoelm 05-08-2013 07:01 PM

I finally got the axles out, the passenger side has a little fluid in there when the outer shaft came out, so I'm assuming I have to replace that seal now just to be safe. There were no c clips, just really rusted in there. I appreciate all the help guys

Jimbo599 05-10-2013 09:56 AM

While you have it apart, check the intermediate bushing and seals.

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