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Old December 23rd, 2017, 15:11
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D30 outer stub flange - critical?

Title says most of it. I and my son are replacing the thrashed ujoint on his 97 XJ D30 front axle passenger side shaft. It's been a bear. In so doing we mangled the outer stub flange that lies against the hub bearing (in truth it was mostly rusted to crap before we got it).

Is the part critical? He won't be doing much if any mud or crawling as this is his way to work and school.

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Old December 23rd, 2017, 22:33
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Re: D30 outer stub flange - critical?

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Title says most of it. I and my son are replacing the thrashed ujoint on his 97 XJ D30 front axle passenger side shaft. It's been a bear. In so doing we mangled the outer stub flange that lies against the hub bearing (in truth it was mostly rusted to crap before we got it)

Is the part critical?
Guess it depends on what you mean by 'mangled'.
Any photos?
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Old December 24th, 2017, 10:00
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Re: D30 outer stub flange - critical?

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Guess it depends on what you mean by 'mangled'.
Any photos?
It was FUBAR, and cracked, so now lives in the trash.
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Old December 25th, 2017, 06:48
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Re: D30 outer stub flange - critical?

You've taken up the additional slack in the axle nut and all is fine. Lots of vehicles lack that flange.
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Old December 25th, 2017, 09:52
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Re: D30 outer stub flange - critical?

Do you mean the shield? It had a purpose with roller bearings but doesn't have any purpose at all with modern hub bearings. I used to just cut them off and get them out of the way.
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Old December 26th, 2017, 04:34
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Re: D30 outer stub flange - critical?

OK so it's much like the brake disk shield, which I automatically throw in the round file. Great!
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