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zpacini 04-10-2009 05:47 PM

need help with rebuilding my front diff.
1992 wrangler yj. Open to all suggestions (dana 30)

jgano23 04-10-2009 05:54 PM

what do you need to know?

RednekYJ 04-10-2009 06:51 PM

Super 30 it if you got the cash. I'm rebuilding a D30 right now actually. I'm not doing the super kit though. I've got the axle totally apart and am ready to put it back together. I just need to get a friend over here to help me seat the new axle shaft seals and it'll be new. I replaced the U-joint's on the shafts and pressed in new ball joints. Check the bearing assembly for play and replace it if needed. What do ya really want to know???

Here's my thread with some pics of the carnage.

jpdocdave 04-10-2009 08:25 PM

need more info, and installing ring and pinion is not a diy job.

RednekYJ 04-10-2009 10:37 PM


Originally Posted by jpdocdave (Post 352812)
need more info, and installing ring and pinion is not a diy job.

Agreed. Unless you have a dial indicator and know how to set backlash and preload do not DIY!!!

dirt poor wheeler 04-10-2009 10:37 PM

When I rebuilt my axels, The hardest part was setting in the new seals. With a little ingenuity though, I found that a long threaded bar lots of washers a few nuts and a few plates, I was able to get them in nice and easy. Wish I had a picture to show the tool I made, but throughout the process, I got shorter and shorter.

87YJWrangler 04-11-2009 12:35 AM

what you mean you got shorter and shorter as in you had to crouch to do it?

RednekYJ 04-11-2009 08:55 AM

I've tried the threaded rod. First with a 12" piece inside the pumpkin trying to "press" the seal in. Then with a 3' piece trying to "pull" the seal in. I just cant get the thing to seat straight. I have a feeling it will be easier with one guy holding the seal and another hitting a dowel to seat it.

zpacini 04-14-2009 08:02 PM

since i've never done differential work before, ill leave it to the pros... Thanks for your help.

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