I'm having the opposite problem of a lot of people. I had no problem getting my axle shaft out, but I'm having trouble getting the new one back in. I can definitely line up the splines and I know it's in the right spot but it doesn't want to just go. Can I give it a tap with a BFH or should I be considering removing the diff cover to ensure no damage to the splines on the other end?
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You pulled the old race out of the housing I assume? Check the splines for burrs just to be safe. If you are 100% sure that the splines are lined up, tapping it in shouldn't hurt anything, sometimes a little bearing grease on the splines helps too. Also, did you put the new race on the bearing itself on the shaft, that's usually how I do it, rather than putting the new race in the housing itself.
One more thing. You got the right axle shafts right? I think the spline count on the Sahara vs Rubicon are different.