1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Pitting on axle end

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by nymbert, Mar 20, 2004.

  1. nymbert

    nymbert

    Messages:
    110
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2004
    Location:
    Mechanicsburg, PA
    I just finished putting new wheel seals on the left front side of my FJ60 and noticed that the axle had pitting on it. I considered sanding it to make it smoother but thought it may make it worse. The pitting probably helped in the failure of the rubber and felt gasket in the rear. Any ideas on how to repair it short of replacing the entire axle?
     
  2. Pin_Head

    Pin_Head

    Messages:
    14,245
    Likes Received:
    1,824
    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2002
    Location:
    OC, CA
    If you are talking about the pitting on the ball end of the housing, I wouldn't worry about it. It isn't going to be a problem for the wiper retaining the grease. It is gear lube leaking past the inner seal that causes problems with leaking. If it really bothers you, you could weld up the pits and grind it smooth.
     
  3. nymbert

    nymbert

    Messages:
    110
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2004
    Location:
    Mechanicsburg, PA
    Great! I am glad it's not a big deal.
    Should there be any oil in the knuckle or only grease. From the manual it looks like it should only be grease.
    Thanks for your help
     
  4. Pin_Head

    Pin_Head

    Messages:
    14,245
    Likes Received:
    1,824
    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2002
    Location:
    OC, CA
    Grease only in the knuckle. If it is leaking, the inner seal is bad; often because the knuckle bearings are also bad.