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Brake seals replaced,new bearings - Axles won't fit back ?

Brake seals replaced, new (cheat bearings) bearings now axles won't fit. 1996 Jeep Grand Cheroke.They want to order in axles @ 600 bucks each. Original owner , never had the differential changed. Any other solutions ?

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  • pammylynn2 Jul 20, 2009

    Thanks for your reply,
    The mechanic said the axles were worn down and he could use a "speedy sleeve" --- some type of bearing that would be situated on a different area of the axle ; not the worn part. The axle would not go back into that type of bearing. I took the axle down to the Chrysler mechanics and they had a look at the axle too... they said the same thing ; Your axles are shot. I ended up getting 2 re-manufactured axles for 600 bucks each and had them put in. We took it for 2500 kilometer trip over the weekend and it drove fine.A differential specialist said that he has only seen this kind of problem twice in 30 years...

    That simple tire rotation cost me 1700 bucks in the end , but the problem is solved.


  • Richard Scordino May 11, 2010

    No answer yet, but exactly what does not fit? How does it not fit? Did anyone check the inside diameter of the bearings and make sure they fit the axle shaft?

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Sorry to hear that you spent that much money on just axles...Likely could have gotten a complete differential from a junkyard for half the price of one axle. But, as long as its back in service, that's a plus. I hope that they cleaned the differential center section of all bearing and axle debris though or you will certainly have a failure in there pretty soon.

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