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damaged Inner shafts? (Pic)

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Zeitler, Jul 10, 2005.

  1. Zeitler

    Zeitler Registered Member

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    I'm about to install new inner axle seals ..but

    will these shafts ruin the new seals?

    don't know where on the machined part the seal rides..?



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  2. Ryan B.

    Ryan B. 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    The shiny spot.
    clean em up. maybe polish them up a bit more so they are smooth and won't tear up the seal.
    Lube up the seals with some oil or grease before you slide the axles in. ;)
     
  3. az-k5

    az-k5 1/2 ton status

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    clean it up with an emery cloth strip.
     
  4. Zeitler

    Zeitler Registered Member

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    i have tried to clean em up a bit but the pitting is deep..

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    now what?
     
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    cegusman 3/4 ton status

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    I would buy new shafts, and keep those as spares.
     
  6. diesel4me

    diesel4me 1 ton status Premium Member

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    other choices..

    They may have "speedi-sleeves" available for those axles,they give a new smooth surface for the seals to ride on...also you can buy "Repair" wheel bearings that are offset a bit so they ride on the unworn area of the axle,and they are a sealed bearing that does not require the OEM axle seal...but for ultimate strength off road you may prefer to get a better set of axles that have no pits or wear.. :crazy:
     

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