Thanks for the quick reply. You seem like the man to go to when it comes to the commander. I need you to school me a little. My last vehicle had c-clips holding the axles shafts from coming out. What holds our axles in since it sounds like we dont have c-clips. I just made an appointment with the jeep dealer for saturday so hopefully they can help me out.
Order of parts, from outside(hub)and towards inside:
1. Axle retainer plate
2. Outer axle seal(keeps dust/water out, grease in.
3. Wheel bearing assy.
4. Bearing retaining ring.
5. In the rear axle housing...Inner grease seal, pressed into housing.
Note: this design bearing is pre-packed with grease. It recieves no lubrication from the gear oil(unless the inner seal leaks)
Regarding the C clip design,
There is only a outer seal and it is pressed into the axle housing.
There is a flat roller bearing pressed in prior to the seal.
The axle itself acts as the inner bearing race.
The entire axle assembly is held in position with a C clip that is located in the final drive housing. The spider shaft must be removed so the axles can be pressed inward to disengage the C clip, and then the axle is withdrawn from the housing.
Note: this design bearing IS lubricated by the gear lube that migrates down the axle shaft housings.