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The Official "What The Heck Is This?" Thread

Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by Focker, Feb 19, 2016.

  1. Feb 4, 2020
    tripilio

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    Soooo, should I keep the current one that is installed on the carrier? I could compare to the old one but the Jeep had so many buba traces I do not use any pre-existing condition as a valid reference.
     
  2. Feb 4, 2020
    timgr

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    You pretty much need to replace it - it's a commonly failing item.

    I would match the bearing that's on the sleeve now. Or post up pictures and ask for opinions of more F134-knowledgeable members.
     
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    tripilio

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    Sorry for not being clear. I have been accused before of assuming that the other person knows what I'm thinking. :crazy:
    Since my kit has two new bearings one installed and a spare, should I keep the one already installed on the new carrier or should I replace it with the other new one that was included in the kit? Which one should I use? Maybe I make more sense now? :oops:
     
  4. Feb 4, 2020
    timgr

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    If you got two bearings and one sleeve, I would have guessed that the bearings are different somehow.
     
  5. Feb 4, 2020
    tripilio

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    They are indeed slightly different. Still, don't know if I should use the one installed or install the other one. Maybe I'm overthinking this and should just use the one already pressed in and see what happens.
     
  6. Feb 4, 2020
    baldjosh

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    should be some #s stamped on the bearings...I would double check before installing it all and finding out it was wrong
     
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    timgr

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    Yeah, I think it's a mild "press fit" on the yoke. You may be able to push it off of the yoke with your fingers, or with some light tapping from a soft hammer. No experience with these - suggest you post a new thread with an explicit title.
     
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  8. Feb 8, 2020
    Henri Watson

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    Need some help please! I just drained and refilled my rear differential oil and noticed a considerable amount of oil coming out of this hole on the left side of the axle tube. It appears to be factory made, am I right? Is it an over-fill hole to let excess oil run out? I don't see how I could have overfilled that much, I just filled to the fill cap of the differential and capped it off like always. Never seen it come out of here before. Next question - can I plug it? I ride in a lot of mud and water and would like to keep it from getting in there anyways.
     

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  9. Feb 8, 2020
    PeteL

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    See if it is threaded, and install an axle vent. I would not plug it because then oil might be pushed into the brakes.
     
  10. Feb 8, 2020
    wheelie

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    I believe that is a vent hole which usually is higher up on the tube. I see you have caster wedges (degree shims) to compensate for the lift. They look pretty thick and they would rotate the axle in the direction which would spin the breather hole to a lower position.

    The axles needs to breath so you need the hole or a new one elsewhere. maybe in the diff cover.
     
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    timgr

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    Later Jeeps use a rubber hose from the axle vent hole to higher up on the body. If the hole is threaded, that seems like an easy solution. Add a nipple and a hose to somewhere high on the body, ending in a vented cap of some kind.
     
  12. Feb 18, 2020
    Henri Watson

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    Thanks I'm going to get that done for sure
     
  13. Mar 4, 2020
    jeeper50

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    It's a outer axle bearing grease relief hole to vent excess grease out of the axle instead of into the brakes. One on each end. I am assuming that you have the zerks for geasing the axle bearing installed.
     
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    PeteL

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    I was under the impression those were much closer to the ends of the axle.
     
  15. Mar 4, 2020
    Glenn

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    They are.
     
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    baldjosh

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    thumbnail_20200304_065633[2].jpg Arrow points to grease zirc...circled is mentioned grease relief hole
     

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    Glenn

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    (y)
     
  18. Mar 10, 2020
    Dale Boyd

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    So is there something that was supposed to go in this hole, or is it just a random hole? 71 CJ5 thumbnail_20200309_174604.jpg
     
  19. Mar 10, 2020
    ITLKSEZ

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    I think that was the antenna hole? Could be wrong.
     
  20. Mar 10, 2020
    Howard Eisenhauer

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    Was probably for a radio antenna, that was a popular spot to put them.
     

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