Liberty, Wrangler 2006-2007

Axle Shaft, Bearing & Seal

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Removal & Installation



Axle Shaft
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
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  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Front wheel
     
    Brake caliper and rotor
     
    Wheel speed sensor, if equipped
     
    Axle hub nut
     
    Wheel bearing and hub assembly
     
    Axle shaft
     

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To install:

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Fig. Front axle shaft removal-2005 Wrangler w/181FBI axle

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Axle shaft
     
    Wheel bearing and hub assembly
     
    Axle hub nut. Tighten the nut to 175 ft. lbs. (237 Nm).
     
    Wheel speed sensor, if equipped
     
    Brake caliper and rotor
     
    Front wheel
     
    Negative battery cable
     

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Shaft Seal
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Front axle shafts
     
    Differential cover
     
    Differential and ring gear assembly
     
    Axle seals

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    Fig. Axle seal installation

     

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To install:

  1. Press the axle seals into the differential housing with Turnbuckle 6797 and Disc set 8110.
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  3. Install or connect the following:

    Differential and ring gear assembly. Tighten the bearing cap bolts to 45 ft. lbs. (61 Nm).
     
    Differential cover. Tighten the bolts to 30 ft. lbs. (41 Nm).
     
    Front axle shafts
     

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  5. Fill the axle assembly with gear oil and check for leaks.
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