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Rear Axle Seal.

Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by Timothy Bierley, Jul 13, 2022.

  1. Jul 13, 2022
    Timothy Bierley

    Timothy Bierley New Member

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    I have a M38A1 with a Dana 44 rear end. My question is the outer axle seal. Do need to install a paper gasket between the brake backing plate and axle housing. And then in front of the backing plate a paper gasket and then the seal.
     
  2. Jul 13, 2022
    truckee4x4

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    Yes…at least I did. metalshaper did in his video.
     
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    jpflat2a

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    Yes. Correct.
     
  4. Jul 14, 2022
    Keys5a

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    A paper gasket on both sides of the backing plate, for each backing plate.
    -Donny
     
  5. Jul 14, 2022
    Howard Eisenhauer

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    I just used silicon :shrug:
     
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    Oldpappy

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    The seal you are talking about is the hub seal, there is an axle seal inside the axle tube as well.
     
  7. Jul 14, 2022
    Timothy Bierley

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    I found my old service manual. Thanks for the help.
     
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