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I have had my passenger axle seal replaced twice now......and now it's leaking again! It happend the first time, no biggie. The second....ok, maybe it was nicked putting the shaft back in, but again?!?! WTF!?

The service manager assured me after the second time that he inspected the shaft and everything looked fine.

GO THE EXTRA MILE, IT'S NEVER CROWDED THERE.

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Always go over the axle shafts with some emery cloth to verify they are smooth as a babies ass and then rinse the snot out of them with some brake cleaner to remove all the sand and such, then a light coat of oil so the slide through the seal without any complications. At least that is the way that I plan to do it. Sorry about your troubles getting them fixed correctly.

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I have done axle seals myself a few times in the past with out issue, but the 3rd time on an 09 with 10,000 miles? I think there must be an irregularity on the shaft that the dealer is not catching.

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I had them done once, went wheeling 3 days later, and came home with an axle full of Pine Barrens SHIT. Had it redone again and had them put in some Superior end seals too.

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maybe bent?

Are you absolutely sure the shaft isn't bent? (Assuming you are speaking about the rear shaft). Mine was when I had that problem. I finally discovered it by putting it up on the lift and checking the rear wheel wobble, then the axle flange wobble. Fixed it by putting in some great aftermarket shafts. I didn't want to believe the JK shaft would be bent, but it was.

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It is the front passenger side. I am not sure the shaft is not bent as the work is being done under warranty under by my local dealer. I guess I could ask them to see the shaft before the replace the seal again....but would I be able to tell by eyeing it?

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It is the front passenger side. I am not sure the shaft is not bent as the work is being done under warranty under by my local dealer. I guess I could ask them to see the shaft before the replace the seal again....but would I be able to tell by eyeing it?
Not really. You would have to be able to see it spin when the spline end was riding on a fixed surface and the shaft was being turned while other parts of it rode on another fixed surface. Then you would look for any up and down movement or wobble at or near the u-joint. You might be able to replicate this a bit with it in if you get all four wheels in the air via jack stands under the axles or on a lift and see if you can detect any wobble or up and down movement when they are slowly turning in 4WD. Any excursion is too much.

I can't think of a scenario where a seal would come back leaking again and again without the shaft being able to move up and down somehow. Maybe bad U-joints in the axle, but your dealer would have to be a real dufus to miss that. Possible a bad front wheel bearing but again the dealer should have caught that. Finally and not likely, bad ball joints. Something is allowing that shaft to move where it shouldn't.

Oh, maybe the infamous bent axle housing that some JKs were supposed to be prone to. That would allow the shaft to press down or up on part of the seal, leaving a gap on the other side. Maybe. Not real sure about that, though.

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the guys at crystal are a bunch of dumb asses
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I had the same problem with mine. The dealer put two seals in mine before they figured out the shaft was bent. Third time they replaced the seal and the shaft and it has not leaked since.
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I took it in yesterday and after they had a chance to look at it, they said that they noticed the seal wasn't seated perfect in the tube. They said they will replace it one more time and if that dosn't work they will replace the axle housing because it must be a bent tube. Don't know....we will see.

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