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Offline beastie_3

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Re: DIY: Replace front axle components
« Reply #30 on: August 04, 2011, 12:09:00 PM »
Wierd...I put it back where I got it, and when I replaced the bearings, they werent damaged.

Offline rustymitchell

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Re: DIY: Replace front axle components
« Reply #31 on: August 16, 2011, 08:56:22 PM »
It is just a base for the spring to push against.  It's part of the stock locking hub kit.  If you replace your locking hubs with an aftermarket set then you don't need this part as they don't use a spring.  Most aftermarket hubs move the locking gear mechanically rather than with that spring. 
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Re: DIY: Replace front axle components
« Reply #32 on: April 30, 2015, 08:11:18 AM »
I know its been awhile since anyone has posted in this but I just want to say thanks as I had that retainer cup fall out of my passenger side as well and not my driver side and couldn't figure out what it was for.

Thanks to this thread I now know and will be getting a replacement for the driver side.

Offline Big Daddy

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Re: DIY: Replace front axle components
« Reply #33 on: August 24, 2016, 08:02:24 PM »
I know this is a little late but that washer goes between the outer bearing and the nut. I just took mine apart to replace the u-joint and that's where it was.

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Re: DIY: Replace front axle components
« Reply #34 on: July 29, 2017, 07:23:38 AM »
Just an FYI beastie's pictures are no longer available. if you plan on replacing your front axle could you take some pictures and or make a write-up on your job
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