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Old 03-20-2016, 03:33 PM
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So I've almost got my new rear g2 axle assembly in. Last thing I am stuck with is the axle shafts. The very end that fits tight up inside the housing won't go in without a good amount of effort. I pounded on it a little on one side and got it far enough to thread the nuts on the back.

Will I damage anything if I pull it in the rest of the way by pulling it in screwing on the nuts? Like it may be pulling on the seal? Seems like the same issues will arise on the other side too.

On the other side, I can't get the backing plate back on...housing is just barely too big. Pounded on it a bit and not much progress. Any ideas?

The pictures with the backing plate are the side where I actually got it on easily.

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The axles were in when you received the diff, correct?

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Old 03-20-2016, 04:53 PM
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The axles were in when you received the diff, correct?
Yes, looked just like this stock photo:

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Had to use a mallet to get them out too...
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So the part that made it a pain to pull the axle shafts from the new axle, and thus a pain to put them back in, was the outer wheel bearing race. (Now sure why they came out with the shafts the first time, at this point they're not going anywhere). Anyone know how far that thing needs to go in? Or how to tell if it's in all the way?
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When I put the Ten Factory shafts in my Rubicon housing, I had to give it quite a few whacks with a dead blow to get the splines seated in the locker. Still didn't go all the way in. I used the nuts on the seal retainer bolts to pull them the rest of the way in.

I would also make sure the backing plate is clean. and maybe take a scotch bright pad on a angled die grinder to take any paint off the housing where the two meet. Put a little axle grease on it and give it another try.
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When I put the Ten Factory shafts in my Rubicon housing, I had to give it quite a few whacks with a dead blow to get the splines seated in the locker. Still didn't go all the way in. I used the nuts on the seal retainer bolts to pull them the rest of the way in.

I would also make sure the backing plate is clean. and maybe take a scotch bright pad on a angled die grinder to take any paint off the housing where the two meet. Put a little axle grease on it and give it another try.
For the backing plate I swapped left and right and it was a lot better.

Good to hear I'm not the only one who had to give the shaft a few whacks. I ended up doing the same, using the nuts to pull it (what I assume is) all the way in.

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