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Offline unl1mtd

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Re: Unl1mtds Wj
« Reply #60 on: November 24, 2019, 10:00:34 AM »
Just to document the happenings, I will update this thread.

The driver's rear axle bearing was completely shot.  To my surprise the shade tree trick of jacking up each corner, spinning the tire while holding onto the spring absolutely allowed for me to pinpoint the corner with the issue.  I ended up having a shop to the work and elected to just replace the bearing, seal, and retainer vs the whole shaft.  I had a weird waste/reuse debate going on internally ...  Anyways according to the shop the bearings condition made removing the axle shaft extra difficult, no idea why.  But everything was done and she was rolling smooth, until I hit the brakes.  I had been chasing warped rotors (which I thought was on the front of the jeep), but ends up they were the rear rotors.  After the axle work for whatever reason it got hella bad, like violent.  So a quick replacement and things have been riding smooth for a couple weeks now.  *knocks on wood*
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Re: Unl1mtds Wj
« Reply #61 on: December 30, 2019, 10:46:27 PM »
32 days without my primary set of keys.  I'm beginning to think that I'm not going to find them.
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Re: Unl1mtds Wj
« Reply #62 on: January 10, 2020, 04:39:49 PM »
Because why would I be able to get lucky? 

Now the passenger side rear axle seal has completely blown out. Back to the shop ...
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Re: Unl1mtds Wj
« Reply #63 on: January 11, 2020, 09:34:28 AM »


What a show
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Re: Unl1mtds Wj
« Reply #64 on: January 11, 2020, 03:09:53 PM »
Pretty sure if it blew out another seal you’re probably going to want to replace the whole shaft this time.
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Re: Unl1mtds Wj
« Reply #65 on: February 06, 2020, 10:44:38 PM »
Pretty sure if it blew out another seal you’re probably going to want to replace the whole shaft this time.

fingers crossed that's not the case as I just had the seal/bearing replaced.  It does feel good to drive it again after it being parked for awhile.
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