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Old 03-14-2011, 01:40 PM   #1
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One of my axle seals are shot and is leaking oil from what I am assuming play in the shaft due from my bearings being shot or what ever it may be. I kno how to remove the shafts but my question is. How hard is it to replace axle seals and bearings. Idk if a d35 has inner seals but im just going to replace the outer ones. Iv nver done this so is this something that is hard or can I do it myself, I assume I need a bearing puller? I was going to rent one from auto zone, is there anything else I need? I have all basic hand tools. Also how hard are the seals to change?
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easily. You don't need any special tools, just new gear oil to refill the differential when you're done.

http://www.go.jeep-xj.info/HowtoAxleSeal.htm
http://www.jeepsunlimited.com/forums...d.php?t=436503
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easily. You don't need any special tools, just new gear oil to refill the differential when you're done.

http://www.go.jeep-xj.info/HowtoAxleSeal.htm
http://www.jeepsunlimited.com/forums...d.php?t=436503
Does that tell me how to do bearings aswell? Im on my phone so its hard to look right now
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oh bearings also?

You'll need a slide hammer ideally to pull it out. I've heard it's possible with a prybar also. Also heard of people (CAREFULLY) cutting though the outer races of the old bearing most of the way with a dremel tool then using a chisel to break the last bit to help the get the old one out.

Since yours is a 98 it should be a c-clip d35 and the procedure above is correct.
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oh bearings also?

You'll need a slide hammer ideally to pull it out. I've heard it's possible with a prybar also. Also heard of people (CAREFULLY) cutting though the outer races of the old bearing most of the way with a dremel tool then using a chisel to break the last bit to help the get the old one out.

Since yours is a 98 it should be a c-clip d35 and the procedure above is correct.
cant I just rent a bearing pulling, would that work?
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no, you need a slide hammer with bearing puller attachment (looks like a "T"). Just a puller isn't going to work very well at all without the shock of the hammer. It takes a LOT of force to remove these bearings (you really need to slide the hammer hard against the stop)
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biggest thing is making sure the new bearing goes in straight
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here's another good writeup where he does both

http://www.nagca.com/forum/showthread.php?t=28003
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here's another good writeup where he does both

http://www.nagca.com/forum/showthread.php?t=28003
Ok thanks, so is this something u think I would be able to do? Im sure I can get a slide hammer, doing it myself beats spending a few hundred to get it done at a shop
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heck yes, piece of cake.

I like to make a party out of it. Invite a couple mechanically minded friends over, provide pizza and beer, it'll be done in no time.
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heck yes, piece of cake.

I like to make a party out of it. Invite a couple mechanically minded friends over, provide pizza and beer, it'll be done in no time.
Ok just cause I read somthing were the bearings were pressed onto the shaft so when u pull that shaft out the bearings were still on it
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older ones they were (non c-clip). That's not the case for yours.
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older ones they were (non c-clip). That's not the case for yours.
Oh ok so when I pull the shaft out, it should come out clean correct? also so when I pull the bearings and seal ther is nothing else I have to replace correct? I lookd at that other link u gave me and it looks really easy
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it is, just a bit time consuming.
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it is, just a bit time consuming.
Id rather it take 3 hours to do and be easy so I kno its done right, rather then something thats hard and probably take evn more time
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