View Full Version : remove renix dana 30 carrier?

February 7th, 2012, 12:56
I can't get my carrier out. Why can't I? I removed both sides of the axle shafts, is there a middle cause it looks like both shafts are the same length but obviously the pumpkin in on the drivers side so the passenger should be longer?

February 7th, 2012, 13:42
Depends on what year and transfer case you have. You got that info for us?

February 7th, 2012, 13:50
Getting the carrier out can be fun. If you do some reading, some guys put a rag in and rotate the pinion and that forces it out. I have a couple of pry bars that fit perfectly so as to press the carrier out. On some carriers such as a Dana 44, you actually use a tool called a case spreader to make it easier to get out.

February 7th, 2012, 13:52
I'm guessing since both shafts are the same length, he might have a CAD axle which has 3 shafts. One of those could still be stuck in the carrier?.

February 7th, 2012, 14:07
good guess. my cad was still in. no wonder why after hitting my carrier for 6 hours nothing really happened. I popped the pin out of the carrier and slid the center axle through the end sticking my hand in the vacuum motor hole. . .

February 7th, 2012, 14:08
now off to parts store to get some new seals cause I figure I messed them all up :D

getting the carrier out was a piece of cake. I took all 4 wheels off and put it in 4 low and stuck a few rags in at idle speed. granted I did this before I took the CAD out. . . but after I got the rag shrapnel out it was a few pops rather lightly and it came out . . .

Hate/Love relationship with this XJ so far.

February 7th, 2012, 15:14
Is there suppose to be dif fluid in the vacuum motor box area?

February 7th, 2012, 16:11
Yep. Sure is.