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Questions: I have a CJ=3A, 1951, and replaced the brakes. I inadvertantly did not document the shim number and/or placement. The axle rotates freely but does not have any endplay at all. Is this an indication that I do not need any shims at al? Also, how much force should be exerted to initiate movement? Thanks for your help.
Question By: Michael Tracy on Sep 16 2016 10:47 PM
You need to have endplay at your axle shaft. There is a spec to it. Please call us toll free and we can look it up for you and help out.Thanks!
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Sep 19 2016 5:44 AM
Endplay should be between 0.001 and 0.006.
Answer By: on Mar 8 2017 4:56 PM
Questions: will this fit a 1960 jeep pickup?
Question By: Charles Sheffield on Jun 29 2016 4:46 PM
The Willys Truck usually had a Dana 53 rear end. This really is only for Dana 41 and Dana 44 rear ends.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Jun 29 2016 10:34 AM
Questions: I have a 1954cj3 Willy that i'm changing out the outer seals on the dana rear end. I took everything apart & now I can't remember which side had the extra paper thin metal shim. PLEASE HELP :-)
Question By: Ed on Sep 30 2014 12:00 AM
Typically you try to put them back the way they were. The point of the shims is to set the load on the bearings which determines your backlash. Please call us toll free. We can help you.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Sep 30 2014 12:00 AM
Questions: I took my 48 CJ-2A rear axel apart and the shims were in different order on each side. There is one thick shim or spacer that has a smaller diameter center than the thinner other shims. Which one goes first or does it matter. One side had more shims than the other, should they both be the same or is it a matter of end play. You folks are terrific to deal with and I really appreciate it.
Question By: Doug Brearey on Jan 30 2014 12:00 AM
You typically want to put them back the way they were on there. Make sure to mark them. Usually one side will have more than the other.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Jan 31 2014 12:00 AM
Questions: do you have axle shim packs for the Timken axle?
Question By: jack on Sep 16 2012 12:00 AM
They are the same.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Sep 17 2012 12:00 AM
Questions: I have a 48 Willys I am changing the rear axle bearings when I tighten everything down without the hub and wheels should I be able to turn the axle by hand
Question By: Anonymous on Dec 21 2010 12:00 AM
Yes, it should still free wheel by hand.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Dec 24 2010 12:00 AM