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Michigan jeeper 07-16-2013 05:45 PM

Axle seals
 
I recently changed a u joint in the front axle (Dana 30) on the passenger side and now I think my axle seal is bad it is leaking axle fluid out of where the axle shaft goes in how do you Change the seal? Should this be done ASAP I plan on going to the silver lake sand dunes this weekend should I do it before I go also how hard is it to change axle oil because its defiantly time it's looking mighty milky pictures help thanks! I'm not a mechanic haha this is my first car and I'm loving the experience!

Michigan jeeper 07-16-2013 08:37 PM

Bump

petercass88 07-16-2013 09:03 PM

i had similar happen where it just started to dump fluid. I drove it about 400 miles before i swapped it including some time on the beach at Jeep Beach and i wish i hadnt... sand got all in in it from the bad seal and scratched up my axle shaft... sucks.

AllMudd 07-16-2013 09:08 PM

Not sure how to change the seal but the fluid can be changed only by removing the diff cover. Then cleaning all the oil out and resealing the diff cover.

RednekYJ 07-16-2013 09:16 PM

To do axle seals on the front you basically take everything apart. If you did the shaft ujoints you are more than halfway there. Driver seal is right net to the pumpkin and passenger is just to the right of the CAD. Past removing shafts you will also need to take out the CAD shift fork and intermediate shaft, drop the carrier. Knock the old out and pull/press the new in. There are a lot of write ups around. Google D30 axle seal replacement.

Michigan jeeper 07-16-2013 09:53 PM

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Originally Posted by RednekYJ (Post 3970211)
To do axle seals on the front you basically take everything apart. If you did the shaft ujoints you are more than halfway there. Driver seal is right net to the pumpkin and passenger is just to the right of the CAD. Past removing shafts you will also need to take out the CAD shift fork and intermediate shaft, drop the carrier. Knock the old out and pull/press the new in. There are a lot of write ups around. Google D30 axle seal replacement.

What is the cad?

Michigan jeeper 07-16-2013 09:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by petercass88 (Post 3970139)
i had similar happen where it just started to dump fluid. I drove it about 400 miles before i swapped it including some time on the beach at Jeep Beach and i wish i hadnt... sand got all in in it from the bad seal and scratched up my axle shaft... sucks.

So it would be better to do it before?

RednekYJ 07-16-2013 10:51 PM

Center axle disconnect. The passenger side axle is 2 pieces. A vacuum operated "fork" slides a collar over an intermediate shaft to engage 4x4. This is why you don't have hubs to lock...

Michigan jeeper 07-16-2013 10:57 PM

Oh ok I think me and a buddy are going to tear into it tomorrow hopefully all goes well if not ill be back with questions haha

kbwrangler 05-12-2016 09:39 AM

I know this is an old thread BUT are both the driver side and passenger side seals the same?

steves92 05-12-2016 09:47 AM

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Originally Posted by kbwrangler (Post 25687433)
I know this is an old thread BUT are both the driver side and passenger side seals the same?

No...I'm in the same boat :) they are different

sccritterkiller 05-12-2016 08:30 PM

Get a couple of each seal...I tore the 1st ones up trying to get them back in...I found it easiest to take a piece of all thread and some washers and nuts and make a tool to insert them... you can see what I am talking about on the you tube. Good luck!


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