Axle Tube Seals

Alloy USA Black Greasable Outer Axle Seals for 97-06 Jeep Wrangler TJ w/ Dana 30 Front Axle

8/26/07

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Since I will have the front axle apart to replace the hubs, I might as well replace the axle end protectors.  The factory ones are just little disks that prevent large things from getting inside but allow water and mud to go in.

I removed the hubs and cleaned up the axle shafts in preparation for reassembly.

Putting Anti-Seize on the hub bolts
Hub Removed

Putting thin coating of Anti-Seize on Hub flange

Hub Flange

Cleaning housing tube to installed axle tube sealsCleaning housing tube to installed axle tube seals

Here is the axle tube seal ready to install.

Axle tube end seal

The instructions advise putting a silicon adhesive on the part that goes into the axle so I put some on.

Putting Silicon adhesive on Axle Tube end seal

Then I pushed the seals into the end of the axle using a ratchet to help me keep even pressure on both sides.  The excess silicon was forced out as the seal was pushed into place.

Installing Tube end seal

I had already put a little grease on the seals to ease re-inserting the axles.  After inserting the axles through the seals and into the differential, I put grease into the seals using the fittings on the side.  I oriented the fittings to the rear of the vehicle in the hope of facilitating access to them and also to prevent them from getting hit with everything coming at the Jeep as I drive down the road.  This photo shows the excess grease that came out of the seal.  I left it there knowing it would fly off during normal driving.

After lubricating Axle Tube end sealCompleted install of hub and axle tube end seal
Completed install of hub and axle tube end seal

Here is an image showing the seals after driving at high speed for about 20 miles.  Some of the grease remains.

Completed install of hub and axle tube end seal
Completed install of hub and axle tube end seal

 

Super Axle Seals Quadratec Part 52420.900

Alloy USA Black Greasable Outer Axle Seals for 97-06 Jeep Wrangler TJ w/ Dana 30 Front Axle Quadratec Part 52420.911


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Ball Joints

Lower Ball Joint - Side View

4X4 ICON 2000 - 2008 The DVD! - Click here for details!

4X4 ICON 2000 - 2008 The DVD!

 

Here are the tools and parts for the job I have to do soon...

Lower Ball Joint - Bottom View
Lower Ball Joint - Side View
Lower Ball Joint - Top  View

Lower Ball stud removal and installation

OTC 7249 Ball Joint Service Kit OTC 7894 Ball Joint Adapter Kit for Jeep

 

Ball Joint Tool

Upper Ball Joint - Bottom View
Upper Ball Joint - Side View
Upper Ball Joint - Top View

Upper Ball stud removal and installation

 

 

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