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    I'm trying to finish building a good M20 out of 2 that I have. One of them has the outer seals in between the housing and the brake backing plate. The other has them put on after the brake backing plate. It's been a long time since I had one apart, which way is the right one?

    Thanks.

  • #2
    After scratching my head trying to remember myself the other day, I had to break down and get out the Haynes, Chilton's, and an old Turner 4WD catalog. They all show the seal outside of the backing plate. If I did it wrong I guess I'll have to take it apart...again. good luck, those two piece axles are a pain in the arse.

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    • #3
      I did my one-piece axles with the seals outside of the backing plates.

      MattJ

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      • #4
        If you are talking about the amc20it has 2 seals. One up inside the axle tube and one on the outside of the backing plate.

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        • #5
          You are supposed to put the backing plate on then the seal. The FSM recomends putting a thin coat of sealent to the housing and plate and seal when assembling.
          I have done this and I have not done this. Neither one leaked. So I guess take it for what it is worth.

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          • #6
            I think there is a seal in the housing (between housing and backing plate) and then another on the other side of backing plate. At least that's what Moser puts with their axle kits. (?)

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            • #7
              cj71981

              How do you like the lockers your jeep? How does the lock right do on the street? I am looking at buying the same lockers for my jeep.

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              • #8
                stroker

                The lockright is very tolerable in the rear. I think that thing is worth its weight in gold and would highly reccomend it. I just installed the front Detroit and front lockers are real odd for the steering to say the least. I'd reccomend a selectable up front if you don't have manual hubs. where do you wheel?

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                • #9
                  I have a lockright also, and love it. No problems yet, and it really hooks up out in the dirt. Just let it unlock through the corners, get on the gas a little late.

                  MattJ

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                  • #10
                    cj71981

                    I havent been out in it since getting it back on the road. I still have to install my srs and get a new drive shaft for the front. I havent really talked to anyone around here about where to go. When I got it, it had a 454 and drivetrain out of a suburban and it was f-ed up front to back. It has come a long way from when I got it. I tried to post some pics last night, but I have to find somewhere to put them on the net first.

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