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Offline 82 amc eagle xchp

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Need help finding front axle seals
« on: August 31, 2016, 07:31:30 PM »
Ok, I have a 1982 eagle wagon  I took the front left (short shaft) axle out to get some repairs done. The shop told me  the seals they ordered don't fit. And he  has no luck finding any.  they say  shaft  size is 1.388 in and casing is 2.407 in. national seal co. 483793 is 1.343 by 2.448. I don't think this shop wants to spend the time finding it for me the last time I replaced this seal was 1986 its that little shaft on the left that bolts on  to the c.v. joint. thanks

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Re: Need help finding front axle seals
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2016, 08:44:00 PM »
Rockauto.com has them.

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Re: Need help finding front axle seals
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2016, 12:15:06 AM »
I think this repair shop is screwed up I can find only one type to fit it.  I wish some repair shops gave a dam. ok thanks I will pick it up Tuesday and see for my self and use a lot of RTV!!

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Re: Need help finding front axle seals
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2016, 07:51:21 AM »
hi, are you talking about the wheel bearing hub seals? each hub takes two. the inner is Timken 3942, outer is 3553, should be available. good luck, gz

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Re: Need help finding front axle seals
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2016, 06:44:43 PM »
According to Rock Auto they do have them.
They usually give a quantity they have on hand but I didn't see one this time.

http://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.php?pk=256111&cc=1003532&jsn=10650

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Re: Need help finding front axle seals
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2016, 10:32:47 PM »
Cross referencing the OEM part numbers shows 483793 for cars with non disconnect axles built before 83 and 474127 for 83+.  The National 474127 crosses to the OEM part number 8134587, but the dimensions don't match your measurements either. 2.250 outside and 1.399 shaft size. I wonder if your Eagle has some kind of heavier duty front axle since it was a CHP vehicle.  Is you r axle a non disconnect or disconnect?
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Re: Need help finding front axle seals
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2016, 10:48:23 PM »
I found this chart and can't find a seal that meets the shops measured  specs. Page 34 on this chart http://www.timken.com/en-us/products/documents/seal-specification-guide.pdf.

4795V is closest with a 1.391 shaft size and 2.482 bore size.
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1986 AMC Eagle Wagon 4.2L/4.0L head, AW4,NP242, Chrysler 8.25" rear.
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Re: Need help finding front axle seals
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2016, 07:08:33 AM »
Thank you for helping me. I got the axle back yesterday. and the idiots put the wrong cover on it . all that time wasted with those guys. all they did was weld a bead where the keeper grove is to make it smaller. still some play but better than it was. then he says I should get a used axle. for parts. some shops just dont want to work. so monday I need to go up 1 hr each way to get my cover. I hope this dana 30 cover works with no clearance problems. its getting  hard in this part of california to find some one who knows what there doing.

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Re: Need help finding front axle seals
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2016, 12:19:21 AM »
Thank you for helping me. I got the axle back yesterday. and the idiots put the wrong cover on it . all that time wasted with those guys. all they did was weld a bead where the keeper grove is to make it smaller. still some play but better than it was. then he says I should get a used axle. for parts. some shops just dont want to work. so monday I need to go up 1 hr each way to get my cover. I hope this dana 30 cover works with no clearance problems. its getting  hard in this part of california to find some one who knows what there doing.
It's getting hard everywhere.
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