88 rear axle shaft inner seal perplexity
A few weeks ago my passenger side axle shaft bearing froze & spun. I had to get a new axle shaft. So I did, and brought it to the Jeep dealer to have a new seal & bearing & retainer pressed on.
When I picked it up yesteday, they also handed me a new INNER seal that I'm supposed to put on myself before reassembly. However, I don't recall having an inner seal in the first place.
When I originally pulled the shaft I never saw an inner seal on it. Or maybe the DSPO left it out which is why everything self-destructed in the first place?
Anyway, I looked up inside the axle housing and other than a machined step for where the bearing goes, all I see is a gradual diminishing taper beyond that. There's nothing to indicate what an inner seal would seat against.
Can someone please enlighten me?
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