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Old 11-02-2005, 07:10 AM   #5 (permalink)
JEEPRZ
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There is an oil baffle, and an oil slinger.

The baffle (what I call it, may be called something else) goes behind the inner pinion race, and has a hole just larger than the pinion shaft. This keeps the oil level up a bit in the snout where the outer bearing sits.

The slinger is a large disc thats pressed between the pinion head and outer bearing. It slings oil into the passage going to the outer bearing. In a rear axle, the oil whips off of the ring gear down this passage, in the front the gear is rotating the other direction, so the slinger gets lube in there.
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