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Old October 7th, 2012, 10:43 PM   #1
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So I have a jeep grand cherokee 2001 and my rear driver side axel keeps leaking fluid. Ive had the seal replaced no joke like 3 or 4 times since ive had it. (4 years). each time I have to pull the shaft and have it sent in to be machine pressed a new seal on. then it leaks a few months or so later? what is going on?? Please help! Is my housing bad? or my axel shafts grooved or something making my seals go bad. Ive also had to do the other side prolly 2 times.
Might be in the market for some shafts.
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Old October 7th, 2012, 11:01 PM   #2
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Old October 7th, 2012, 11:10 PM   #3
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Yes? LOL to what my housing or my shafts being bad? Shafts are like 300 to 500 each at o reillys. junk yard?
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Old October 8th, 2012, 09:20 PM   #6
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Wish I could get a real answer... my axle is leaking down my tire
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Old October 8th, 2012, 09:22 PM   #7
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pretty sure they had aluminum rear axles and bend easy. not sure what years had what but tha could be it.
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ive notcied that when i have my rear end in the air with the tires off if i put it in drive the caliper moves in and out meaning the shaft isnt straight
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not all wjs have the dana 44a with the aluminum center section it depends on your motor
if its a v8 it has the 44a but if it has a 4.0L then its just a regular dana 35
it sounds like a grooved axle to me if its the dana 35 i think they are the same axles and any other dana 35 so you should be able to find a set realy easy for less then $100
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I second the grooved axle shaft. Didn't some of the dana 35's come with the c-clips on the axle shafts instead of the bolt on plates? I did mine not too long ago and I put a little rtv around the outside of the seal where it slides into the housing. But I would say you have a grooved axle or maybe there is a small bur or something causing the seal to go bad that quick.
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I second the grooved axle shaft. Didn't some of the dana 35's come with the c-clips on the axle shafts instead of the bolt on plates? I did mine not too long ago and I put a little rtv around the outside of the seal where it slides into the housing. But I would say you have a grooved axle or maybe there is a small bur or something causing the seal to go bad that quick.
only the early dana 35s were semi-float (non c-clip) like 88 and earlier i believe
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