77' Jeep M35A2 leaking hubs in the front.

kellereaton

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Let me start by saying, I just bought my first Deuce and I love the truck more than I thought I would so far! It a 1977 Jeep with the Continental multifuel engine. The truck runs strong and I plan to use it to haul firewood, move materials and that kind of thing. The only problem I need to address are the front hubs leaking like a sieve. I've got the repair manual on a thumb drive, can anyone pinpoint what the issue might be? There are some rubber boots that are pretty chewed up so I suspect that has something to do with it. Is this something I need to fix before I drive the truck any more? I've attached a picture. Thanks!
 

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KRedd

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Its leaking what? If its 80/90 wt then it could be the inner axle seal. If its just oily grease then the CV boot.
 

tie6044

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The boots will keep the grease in but that looks more like a liquid=gear oil so yes you need to replace the oil seal in the housing. When the boots get cracked or torn you will usually see chunks of grease coming out.
 

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Let me start by saying, I just bought my first Deuce and I love the truck more than I thought I would so far! It a 1977 Jeep with the Continental multifuel engine. The truck runs strong and I plan to use it to haul firewood, move materials and that kind of thing. The only problem I need to address are the front hubs leaking like a sieve. I've got the repair manual on a thumb drive, can anyone pinpoint what the issue might be? There are some rubber boots that are pretty chewed up so I suspect that has something to do with it. Is this something I need to fix before I drive the truck any more? I've attached a picture. Thanks!
See that plug in the middle of your photo/ That is the plug that is to be removed when greasing as in the TM
 

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m715mike

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I see three options:

1) Oily grease. NAPA bearing grease has done that to me.
2) Gear oil - seal is bad.
3) Break fluid. A bad wheel cylinder has done that to me a couple of times.

If you are going to take the time to dig into it, replace everything. The parts are cheap enough.

Here are some resources:



I like the axle boots from rockwelloffroad.com

Also, the last time I took an axel apart, I had the break drums turned at NAPA.
 
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