View Full Version : 8.8 axle seal ?

11-02-2006, 07:56 PM
I'm doing the disc brake conversion on my 8.8 and one of the axle seals is toast, so I'm changing it and all the bearings.

My question is, do I need a slide hammer to get everything out ?


11-02-2006, 08:02 PM
dont they normaly just fall out when you drive?

11-02-2006, 08:03 PM
use your forhead

11-03-2006, 12:11 AM
i used a clawhammer and a screwdriver to get my axle seals out

11-03-2006, 12:29 AM
Naw, the axle comes out pretty easy once you remove the C-clip.

11-03-2006, 12:35 AM
Yes Walt you will need a slide hammer to pull the bearing out of the housing.

In The Zone
11-03-2006, 10:28 AM
ya what Nut bar said Seal no bearing yes..... igot to do mine as well

they have disk conversion setups that eliminate the c-clip design as well...

this is what im doing to mine in the BII replaces oem bearing and all i have a write up on it.. some where cool setup and easy to duplicate it with some fab work...

11-03-2006, 11:57 AM
"they have disk conversion setups that eliminate the c-clip design as well..."

be interested in seeing that....[cheers]

In The Zone
11-03-2006, 12:07 PM
I will try and find the writeup...... either in paper or the net...

11-03-2006, 12:37 PM
Thanks :) [cheers]


11-03-2006, 12:39 PM
if you dont have a slide hammer and the carior is out you can use a long like6'long drift to get them out

In The Zone
11-03-2006, 12:44 PM
ya stinkys method works and u can sweep the tubes at the same time...

i have used a puller as well just bridge the puller off the backing plate.

11-03-2006, 03:57 PM
Just got back from KMS w/ my new slide hammer.

Thanks guys.


In The Zone
11-03-2006, 04:11 PM
what it cost ya?
it is always nice accumulating new things for the shop....

11-03-2006, 04:20 PM
It was a return, so the case was a little beat up but all the parts were there for $30

In The Zone
11-03-2006, 05:09 PM
sweet deal.............. well worth it

11-03-2006, 06:04 PM
Here's a write up on the 8.8 in a Jeep for c-clip elimination.
Great site for Jeep stuff in general too.


In The Zone
11-03-2006, 09:15 PM
i love that diff cover nice to protect the detroit...

11-08-2006, 10:12 PM
Hardly needed the slide hammer, fucking thing was half out anyways. Had to hammer it back in to take out the c-clip.

Now the axle hits the e-brake assem. and it doesn't slide in far enough to put the c-clip back on. [13]