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Front Axle Seals

Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by Jeremy Knakmuhs, Feb 22, 2019.

  1. Feb 22, 2019
    Jeremy Knakmuhs

    Jeremy Knakmuhs Jknakmuhs

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    Finally pulled together to get the jeep into the shop. Getting the clutch, transmission and transfer case redone. They also mentioned the front axle seals, differential seals, and trunion seals. Is this a project one could figure out on their own or should I pay to have a professional handle this? They quoted me $675. Thanks, its for a 68' 225 V6
     
  2. Feb 22, 2019
    Focker

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    Define "redone"?
     
  3. Feb 22, 2019
    Jeremy Knakmuhs

    Jeremy Knakmuhs Jknakmuhs

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    Sorry, seals replaced. Jeep sat in a barn for several years when my dad had it and it's showing, haha.
     
  4. Feb 22, 2019
    Focker

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    $675 for seal replacements is too steep for me. I'd give it a shot and ask questions here if I got stuck.
     
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  5. Feb 22, 2019
    3b a runnin

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    For me anyway, one of the reasons for owning a Jeep and belonging to this forum, is so I can learn new things. Have fun doin it.
     
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  6. Feb 22, 2019
    txtoller

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    I would do it myself...part of the joy and frustration of working on old CJ's.o_O
     
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  7. Feb 23, 2019
    Jeremy Knakmuhs

    Jeremy Knakmuhs Jknakmuhs

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    Thanks guys, I will do my best to tackle this. One would hope, being an engineer this would makevthis easy, haha. Just so I know ahead of time, are there any specialty tools that I would need or is it pretty basic? Thanks as always guys.
     
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  8. Feb 23, 2019
    Twin2

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    sounds like regular maintenance . all do able in driveway or garage
    only tool you might need is the spindle nut socket .
    a FSM would be a good first step
     
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  9. Feb 23, 2019
    Focker

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    A seal puller too.
    [​IMG]
     
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  10. Feb 23, 2019
    TIm E

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    Shhhbing...



     
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  11. Feb 23, 2019
    PeteL

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    Get a Factory Service Manual, or we shoot the dog.
     
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  12. Feb 25, 2019
    Jeremy Knakmuhs

    Jeremy Knakmuhs Jknakmuhs

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    Thanks as always for the help guys. Have the service manual. Will start my daily reading before tackling this project. As for parts, seals, axle over-haul kits, etc, where do you guys typically get your parts? I have found places like KaiserWillys.com but their prices seem a bit high for certain parts. Just want to make sure I am not over-paying for anything. Thanks again.
     
  13. Feb 25, 2019
    TIm E

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    For things like seals, I would check your local parts store or Rock Auto online. Stick with name brand, National, Timken, etc. The knuckle seal kit is likely to be Omix Ada or Crown Auto. I have generally found Crown Auto be better quality than the Omix stuff.

    Walcks is also a good source for parts, Carl seems to try to pick the best quality parts, is knowledgeable and has reasonable prices.
     
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  14. Feb 27, 2019
    FinoCJ

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    I don't claim to be all that knowledgeable but if you need a 2nd set of hands or eyes...I do enjoy working on these old jeeps...drop me a line...I am in SE Denver.
     
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