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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2014 8:21 pm 
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So, Smealge started to make a horrible grinding noise in the front end. Today I jacked. The front end up and unbolted the cv shaft from the axle shaft on the driver's side. I noticed that the axle ( coming out of the diff) was just flopping around, so I'm assuming the bearing is fucked. Anyway, before I tear into it too much, I was just wondering if anyone has replaced these before and what the least painful procedure would be. Thanks in advance for anyy insight you can offer.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2014 11:26 pm 
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Have you checked out the Wiki? Here's a link to get you started....

http://wiki.amcevolution.com/index.php/ ... tial_R%26R


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 10:43 am 
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Remove CV axles and front driveshaft and put bolt and washer "plugs" into axle holes (this will keep it drivable unless you have a NP119 or NP219 with no shifter) or use old axle ends. Then the front diff can be removed. It sounds like a diff bearing (in the center section) and not wheel bearing (at the wheel)

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2014 5:35 am 
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Preston77 wrote:
I noticed that the axle ( coming out of the diff) was just flopping around, so I'm assuming the bearing is fucked. .


The Eagle front axles have a lot of movement in the flanges normally. Several times I've had people report a bad axle and then try to swap with one of my spares just to find that the known good low mileage axle had the same amount of movement as their "bad" one.

I think it is good advice to remove it if you are concerned and then run with plugs for awhile. More likely than not it is actually a wheel bearing and not front axle noise.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2014 10:07 am 
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Or the bolts on the axle flange are loose.

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