Gears & Axles - Axle removal w/o draining the oil?
03-15-2002, 02:07 PM
sounds like a plan...I don't see why not <img border="0" title="" alt="[Big Grin]" src="gr_grin.gif" />
03-15-2002, 02:57 PM
It shouldn't take much...I bet 1 foot higher will keep you dry.
03-15-2002, 05:22 PM
Long as there's no c-clips, you'll be fine.
What's the matter? Don't you like the smell of that gear oil? <img border="0" title="" alt="[Big Grin]" src="gr_grin.gif" />
03-15-2002, 06:21 PM
I don't know, just the sheer physics... to me it seems like it would have to be up a lot higher than you can really put it.
03-15-2002, 07:14 PM
It works fine <img border="0" title="" alt="[Smile]" src="gr_stretch.gif" /> . Just a little oil dribbled out that was trapped between the axle seal and bearing.
Boy I'm glad I did not have to drain the damn thing again. Its not a big deal, its just getting to be one of theose things that I have done so often that I really hate it, just like dropping my tranny.
And yes, that oil stinks! <img border="0" title="" alt="[Big Grin]" src="gr_grin.gif" />
03-16-2002, 01:34 AM
I need to pull my axle from my 12bolt yet again. I just replaced an axle bearing a few weeks ago and I would rather not have to drain the rear again. I was thinking if I jacked the side that I need to pull the axle from fairly high, would I still have to drain the rear to keep from getting a "Valdez incident" on my garage floor?
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