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Just replaced the passenger side rear wheel hub. I've never done this before. When pulling the hub off the axle shaft came out partway. I put it back in and finished my reassembly. My next job was to change my differential oil. Pulled the cover off and saw that it might be pushed into the differential just a bit too far. Should I put the axle shaft into the hub first then push in and assemble? It looks like it rubbing on the gold piece in the center there. (sorry dont know the name of it). I just dont want future problems to come from today's fix. Thanks for your help.
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@Wonlegged I don't have an answer for your question, but it is definitely further in than the other one. I would say it is too far in. I wouldn't drive it that way.

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Ive pulled the axle shaft right out this time. Hopefully, it goes easier this round. Full cleaning and post results tomorrow.
 
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Ive pulled the axle shaft right out this time. Hopefully, it goes easier this round. Full cleaning and post results tomorrow.
@Wonlegged The good news is the inside looks great. No sign of damage to the gears. How many miles on the clock? Be sure to use the correct fluid when refilling.

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@Wonlegged The good news is the inside looks great. No sign of damage to the gears. How many miles on the clock? Be sure to use the correct fluid when refilling.

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Thanks ya looks good for being full of mud and small rocks lol . It will be about 145,000 miles if Im converting the km right. I hope they sold me the right oil. Lucas 75W-90??
 

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Thanks ya looks good for being full of mud and small rocks lol . It will be about 145,000 miles if Im converting the km right. I hope they sold me the right oil. Lucas 75W-90??
@Wonlegged That is not the correct fluid. This is from the Owner's Manual, which is always a good idea to consult. And you HAVE to add the friction modifier!

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Thanks ya looks good for being full of mud and small rocks lol . It will be about 145,000 miles if Im converting the km right. I hope they sold me the right oil. Lucas 75W-90??
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@Wonlegged That is not the correct fluid. This is from the Owner's Manual, which is always a good idea to consult. And you HAVE to add the friction modifier!

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Great nice catch. be returning that in the am.
 
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Do you know where i could find torque specs on my Jeep 06 4.7??
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There should be a retaining clip on the end of the axle shaft thats inserted to prevent it from inserting to far. The torque is around 175lbs...although I did not use a torque wrench, at that poundage, I used a 1/2 in breaker bar and Tightened it down.
 

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There should be a retaining clip on the end of the axle shaft thats inserted to prevent it from inserting to far. The torque is around 175lbs...although I did not use a torque wrench, at that poundage, I used a 1/2 in breaker bar and Tightened it down.
I didnt see any retainer clips on either axle shaft. It would make sense tho. I was wondering what keeps it from wandering back. lol Thanks for the tip Im very new to this and dont know whats missing if its not there. Ill be asking at the parts store today to see if I can get these clips. Do you know if I need the cover off the axle to put them on? Im going on a 2600km trip here in two weeks and need my jeep in top shape. I really appreciate all the help guys thanks so much.
 

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There should be a retaining clip on the end of the axle shaft thats inserted to prevent it from inserting to far. The torque is around 175lbs...although I did not use a torque wrench, at that poundage, I used a 1/2 in breaker bar and Tightened it down.
So no retaining clip for my Jeep 2006 4.7L rear axle shaft. Looks like I did it right the second try by tapping the shaft into the bearing hub before inserting and reassembly. 😃
 

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That's great. Glad everything worked out for you. Axle shafts, bearings...with these jobs you just hope that the nuts and bolts are clean enough to grab and turn.
 
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