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The right front axel keeps coming out about a 1/2 inch and it nocks the 4x4 out and you get stuck is there any way of keeping the axel from coming out there is just a c clip holding it in and when you go over a big bump it pops the axel out just like when you take it apart just give it a hit with a hammer to pop it out

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Hey there my best bet solution would be to remove the c clip and wrap some wire round it a few times to solve the problem..

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SOURCE: Super cab, 4.6 liter 4X4. How do I remove the C-clips on the rear axels?

If you turn then gears just right the clips slide out. That clip has a lot of tension on it so be careful once they're out. It pretensions the limited slip.

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SOURCE: o4 envoy need to replace axel shaft seal front

yes it just pops in and out a block and hammer should do it
its a tight fit!!!

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SOURCE: Front axel will not go back in after seal replacement

you need to aline the spline then is will go in

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SOURCE: 1993 Jeep Wrangler - Front Axel U joint, why no C clips?

The factory u-joints use plastic injection for retainers so when it comes time to replace the factory u-joint use a torch to heat the u-joint cups and you will see a melted plastic worm come out the side of the drive shaft, now you can drive out the old joint.
The replacement joint will use inner c-clips.

Posted on Jul 20, 2009

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