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Corbet
08-13-2012, 11:27 PM
WTB, front axle housing for FZJ80 (locked)

I cracked mine to the point of dumping all the gear oil out the passenger side tube. Need a replacement asap.

Inukshuk
08-14-2012, 12:14 AM
how did you crack it?

Corbet
08-14-2012, 08:00 AM
It cracked on the typical LCA hanger but then must have traveled up into the main axle housing tube? Don't know when I initially did it. Just found the results yesterday on the ground all over town.

nakman
08-14-2012, 09:43 AM
Holy smokes.. :eek: glad you're ok- curious did you grind much on those LCA hangers to accommodate any castor plates or anything? And you don't think you can weld the crack back together?

Hey for what it's worth your gear oil appears to be in top condition!

Corbet
08-21-2012, 07:36 PM
I have not ground anything on the hangers. My lift is only 2" and caster is handled by bushings.

The picture is deceiving, the gear oil is full of moly grease. Inner axle seal has failed leading me to believe the housing might be bent too. Seal is only a year old.

I'm going to drop the housing and see if I can weld it and feel safe as a DD family rig. Otherwise I think I'm headed into a Diamond Axle as the price is not much more than a used Elocker housing. Unless something cheap shows up soon.