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Dana 41 Rear Axle Service Diagnosis - CJ-2A

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Dana 41 Rear Axle Illustration

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Symptoms:Possible Remedy:
Axle Noisy on Pull and Coast: 
Excessive back lash bevel gear and pinion Adjust
End play pinion shaft Adjust
Worn pinion shaft bearing Replace
Pinion set too deep in bevel gear Adjust
Pinion and bevel gear too tight Adjust
Wrong lubricant being used (Powr-Lok Differential) See "Differential Chatter" under "Trouble Shooting Powr-Lok" in this section
Axle Noisy on Pull: 
Pinion and bevel gear improperly adjusted Adjust
Pinion bearings rough Replace
Pinion bearings loose Adjust
Axle Noisy on Coast: 
Excessive back lash in bevel gear and pinion Adjust
End play in pinion shaft Adjust
Improper tooth contact Adjust
Rough bearings Replace
Back Lash: 
Worn differential pinion gear washers Replace
Excessive back lash in bevel gear and pinion Adjust
Worn universal joints Replace

* Excerpt from the Service Manual for Universal Jeep Vehicles page 211

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