As I sit here watching the snow fall, penning this article, it occurred to me that this is a great time for getting some maintenance done during what is for most of us the wheeling ?off season.? What better place to start that at the bottom; let?s take a quick look at our axles.
No other mechanical component is in the dirt, mud, and water more than our axles. And while they do have seals, they are water resistant - not water proof. The upside? Axles are not as touchy as something like an automatic transmission, but contaminants can cause long term damage none the less.
Follow along as we change the axle oil in our Jeep TJ. Ideally, put your Jeep on jack-stands, but this can be done on the ground if you?re lifted.