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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Seal on front Diff drive shaft
The red coating on the seal is sealer, once it gets hot it softens and keeps fluid from going around the seal barrel, this can really get stuck, a small slide hammer with a screw on the end works well for the really stubborn ones.
Posted on Nov 27, 2008
Firstly, make sure the seal you fitted is the correct one, sounds silly but I have been given the wrong seals by parts people. It pays to check. Next, if you have fitted the seal correctly, and made sure that the seal is in flush with the housing, then it may be that the shaft is worn and may have a groove in it which was caused by the old seal. Pull the shaft out again and check for this groove in the shaft. If it does have the groove, you will need to find and purchase a steel sleeve which is fitted over the worn section of the shaft and ensures a nice clean and tight surface for the new seal to run on, thus stopping the leak.. Here in australia these sleeves are called "speedy Sleeves" and are available from any bearing shop and auto parts stores. The sleeve has a removable step on it which is used to tap the sleeve onto the shaft ( with a small hammer) and is then removed by twisting it sideways with pliers or sidecutters. The sleeve has a scored edge to help with this. Once you have removed the step, carefully clean up the edge with very fine grade rubbing paper ( wet and dry or fine emery cloth) with Oil applied to it to remove any sharp edges BEFORE you refit the shaft into the gearbox. This ensures that the new sleeve does not damage the seal. Re-assemble everything and test drive. As long as the seal is correct and fitted correctly and the sleeve is fitted correctly this will stop the leak. Have fun..
Posted on Oct 31, 2009
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Very carefully drill into the seal, after removing the circlip securing the seal in the box, with a 1/16" - 1/8" drill bit until you are through the seal. Then take a wood or sheet metal screw and thread it through the hole til the seal is forced up out of the gearbox. You can do this in the CJ by removing the steering shaft off the input shaft. Use a long (deep) socket to install the new one.
Posted on Nov 19, 2009
easy , you must learn to improvise ,use a nice knuckle bar ,preferably snap on then jam this in the suspension with the socket on the nut and turn starter motor .it will come undone with no problem.most important do not forget to put some locktite on thread when re fitting,also make sure you put some white paint marks on the pulleys to the bloc so you know where they time up do not paint teh belt because you WILL change it and paint teh milage on teh timing cover and date for anyone else to know when it was done last
Posted on Jan 18, 2010
That job is a ton of labor, considering it's such a small part.
You need to remove both axles (with brakes, rotors and bearing hubs as well) and then remove the diff cover. After that, you remove the carrier (complete with gears) THEN, you can simply pry out and replace the seal.
If you need help with any part of the job, just ask and I'll give you further info. Axle end nut torque is something like 150lbs, not sure what the carrier end cap torque is.
Posted on May 07, 2011
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