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Old 05-04-2017, 06:56 PM
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Pulling front axle housing

I soon plan to pull my D30 to have a friend weld in
Some C Gussets.
I'm also doing the ball joints and and a PS diff cover.
Any tips for removal and re-installation other than the
usual wrenching ?

Also I'm just over 80K miles. The Jeep has 35's.
Should I replace the wheel bearings ?

My biggest concern is re-installing the axles and not
messing up the seals.

Any tips would be appreciated.

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clean those tubes out before you run the shafts back in. JUst push the shafts in slow when you get to the seals. They should be ok.

ur call on the bearings. wouldn't hurt.

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If you are going to pull it just to do gussets, truss it and weld on some lca skids while it is out.

NO real issues to pull it. Pretty easy to do. Didn't really have any issues either way.

IMO..Ball joints are easier while under the rig honestly. You can put more torque on the assembly tool. Depending on the ball joints brand, grease the lowers before you put your shafts back in. Much easier....
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Thanks for the replies. Any tips on cleaning the tubes
Without getting crap up against the seals ?


I'd like to do the truss but not in the cards at this time.
I don't wheel it that hard. Maybe later.
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Thanks for the replies. Any tips on cleaning the tubes
Without getting crap up against the seals ?
I duct taped a wire brush to a piece of threaded rod and ran it in and out of the tube. Then I duct taped a piece of garden hose to my shop vac and cleaned out the debris.
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Its going to be more difficult with the R&P in place. Just make sure the guides come out. You dont have to reuse them just be careful reinstalling the shafts to not damage the seals.



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Using the axle guides (very cheap ) is definitely easier and safer then free handing the axles in. The old axle guides are better then none at all but new are better.
Just be sure you check in the tubes to make sure all the old ones have been removed.

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