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How to Change Rear Axle Seal?

My uncle has a 1989 Wrangler that we use in the woods for hunting. The left rear axle seal is leaking.

- What's the best way to replace it?
- Any tricks I should know?
- Do I need to get into the differential?
- Will I need to special-order the seal, or would a local parts store have it?

Thanks!

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  • The Nail Nov 22, 2008

    Thanks for trying, but that's not correct.



    This one had those 4 bolts, but they did not allow the axle to be removed. Had to go into the differential and take it apart. When we got into it we found a roll pin where we expected a bolt, so we put it back together and drove it to a garage and had it worked on.



    Cost $202.37 to have new seals (inner & outer) and bearing installed.

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When you take the rear drum off, look where the axle goes in and if there are 4 bolts around it, you don't have to go into the diff. If there are no bolts holding the axle in, then get a repair manual to guide you through the steps. The seal on an axle that is bolted in place will have a collar that needs to be pressed off and a new one back on. These seals can be bought at a local partsd house.

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