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chicago_jeepster_ 05-04-2010 09:04 PM

Leaking rear axle

So I noticed today that my rear passenger axle seal was leaking oil. Not something I wanna see especially after spending $2,000 on a new trans. Has anyone ever changed this out? or should I take it in? Thanks.

00wj 05-04-2010 09:06 PM

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maybe this helps

chicago_jeepster_ 05-04-2010 09:40 PM

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Yeah I read that one, but my axle is leaking from the wheel not the pinion. Thanks.

00wj 05-04-2010 11:35 PM

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do you mean leaking from the wheel like this?

chicago_jeepster_ 05-05-2010 10:08 AM

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YES. Is that a write up by any chance??

robpp 05-05-2010 11:18 AM

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could you please add a sig or post up the year and model of the jeep with the axle seal leak. i have access to some manuals but of course I need to know the details bro.

chicago_jeepster_ 05-05-2010 01:23 PM

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It's an '06 limited w/5.7 quadra drive II. Its leaking from the rear passenger. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

robpp 05-05-2010 01:51 PM

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07 manual axle sharft seals:


1. With vehicle in neutral, position on hoist.
2. Remove calipers and rotors.
3. Remove speed sensors (2) from axle tube (1) flange.
4. Remove axle flange nuts (1) from axle (2).
5. Pull axle shaft and backing plate out of axle tube until axle bearing (1) is exposed.
6. Remove O-ring (2) from the axle bearing.
7. Remove axle shaft (1) from axle tube and backing plate.


NOTE: If a bearing flange stud is loose or has backed out tighten stud to 27 Nm (20 ft. lbs.).

1. Install axle shaft (1) into axle tube and backing plate with new O-ring on axle.
2. Slip O-ring (2) through backing plate, then push axle through backing plate until bearing (1) is exposed.
3. Install new O-ring (2) on axle bearing (1).
4. Push axle into axle tube.
5. Install axle (2) flange nuts (1) and tighten to 119 Nm (88 ft. lbs.).
6. Install speed sensors (2) in axle tube (1) flange.
7. Install calipers and rotors.

chicago_jeepster_ 05-05-2010 03:52 PM

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Thanks!! Your a life saver!

chicago_jeepster_ 05-05-2010 04:01 PM

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Did the manual say anything about pressing the bearings back on? I don't wanna tear it apart to find out that it needs a press. Thanks again.

robpp 05-05-2010 04:36 PM

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i copied and pasted the complete page .

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