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Old 05-31-2016, 07:01 PM   #1
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Default Rocks and Valleys 5/21/16 damage report

Friday while running the python (about 1/2 through) with immortal I heard a loud bang. Like someone hit the rear axle on the drivers side with a 4ib hammer. I thought SH_T I just broke an axle shaft. Stop and look. Nothing dripping out. So we finish running the trail and then we head to the gravel pit. Put the jeep in 2 wheel low and try to go up one of the little hills of loose gravel. Hmm Both tires are turning together like they are suppose to.
So we continue to wheel the rest of the day.
Back at camp I look closer at the axle and don't see anything. So we wheel the rest of the weekend. And looking keeping an eye on the axle but not seeing any damage.
Load it up on Sunday and come home. Monday night Linda calls me over to look at the pavers under the trailer. Gear lube was leaking out the drivers side rear axle.
So get the jeep in the garage and tare the rear end down. Pull the axles. they look like new. Gears look good. Bearings are bad. But were going bad (but I have rub worse).
Axle seals were different from drivers side to passenger side. And no numbers on either one.
So now I get the joy of trying to figure out what seal I need and replace both sides along with the bearings.

So did anyone else start doing what repairs that were needed from the weekend?
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Go big or at least have a cold one waiting for them when they bust their junk and have to fix it or load it on the trailer.


Don't worry there's still two tires on the ground.


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Old 06-01-2016, 06:54 AM   #2
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Broken right leaf spring and spider gears gone.
Need parts.
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Old 06-03-2016, 06:42 AM   #3
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Picked up the rest of the bearings and seals yesterday.
Jeep should be back on its tires Monday.
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Old 06-03-2016, 07:53 AM   #4
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nothing left of spiders from my dana 44.

i am looking for a front dana60 and i need wagoneer or cherokee leaf springs.
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Old 06-03-2016, 09:51 AM   #5
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I am looking for a dodge dana 60 also.

Through some spider gears in there until you can find a dana 60.
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