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    Now I know why some people say you have to fill...

    Now I know why some people say you have to fill the knuckle with lube when running the U-joints. I did not know the originals were not sealed. In fact, this is the first time I have seen this style...
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    Check the yoke where the pinion seal rides. If...

    Check the yoke where the pinion seal rides. If the yoke is grooved then a new seal won’t help the leak. The yoke can be repaired with a sleeve or replaced.
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    Thanks for the review of the puller. It’s also...

    Thanks for the review of the puller. It’s also good to hear you got the steering wheel off without damaging anything.
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    Thanks for the idea. I didn’t get to try the...

    Thanks for the idea. I didn’t get to try the press because I didn’t have enough pieces the right size and shape to brace and press. I talked to the dealer again this afternoon. He finally got...
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    I am trying to get a bearing (hub) out of an...

    I am trying to get a bearing (hub) out of an aluminum knuckle. I cannot for the life of me figure out why any engineer would think it’s a good idea to put untreated steel inside untreated aluminum....
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    Just stuff rattling around my brain this morning...

    Just stuff rattling around my brain this morning but wouldn’t dry ice applied to the shaft accomplish about the same result as heat to the hub without the risk of melting parts. This assumes dry ice...
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    If I did lube those parts I would use some kind...

    If I did lube those parts I would use some kind of dry lube. Oil and/or grease attracts dirt which will wear those parts out faster.
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    Probably need something like this to hoist the...

    Probably need something like this to hoist the engine out:
    https://www.kaiserwillys.com/nos-engine-lift-plate-kit-fits-50-71-jeep-willys-with-4-134-f-engine
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    I need to go look under my CJ3A. I don’t remember...

    I need to go look under my CJ3A. I don’t remember using anything to support the back of the motor when I pulled the transmission. It’s been sitting there untouched for quite a bit longer than my...
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    The bad thing about dropping the transmission and...

    The bad thing about dropping the transmission and transfer case together for me is they would not come out from under the Jeep while on my jack. My tires are 32 inch diameter. I am not sure how I...
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    I like the Universal Service Manual as well. I...

    I like the Universal Service Manual as well. I have yet to encounter anything that wasn’t in it. I think the military manuals are even better because the Army understood that just because they called...
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    I bought my CJ2 at an estate auction. The auction...

    I bought my CJ2 at an estate auction. The auction service was kind enough to set the Jeep on my trailer with a forklift. When I got home I lined the trailer up with a tree leaving 30 feet or more for...
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    Power is better but I have used a come-along to...

    Power is better but I have used a come-along to winch vehicles onto trailers.

    I used to do a lot of rock crawling and I could drive all day and never touch the clutch and seldom use the brakes. I...
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