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Unread 04-06-2013, 10:52 PM   #1
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4X4 front axle problem 93 Cherokee sport

I have a 93 Cherokee sport 4.0 high output 6 cylinder. Before I got it there was an axle replacement and it seems that it is for a different 4x4 setup. I don't know if it would be easier to find an original axle and install that or to convert over to a new 4x4 setup. My problem is that I don't know what year the new axle is or if I will even be able to find an original axle.

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Unread 04-07-2013, 12:16 AM   #2
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post a picture of the axle or use this to identify it: http://www.cherokeetalk.com/forum/f6...ication-12011/
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Unread 04-07-2013, 02:48 AM   #3
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What is the issue you are having with it?
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Unread 04-07-2013, 10:24 AM   #4
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I have the dm 30. I will put up pictures soon tho. As of now I have no capability of 4wd. I think the axle is for a different type of 4wd than the original.
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Unread 04-07-2013, 11:23 AM   #5
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Other than having a vacuum disconnect axle with no vacuum source or having the wrong gear ratio, any dana 30 axle should be compatable as long as it came from a TJ, XJ, YJ, ZJ, MJ. If it is a vacuum disco axle you can fix it to where it will work in 4wd without a vacuum source.
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  2. Sold'99 WJ limited, 4.7L, 3" IRO lift. Bilstein shocks, JK rubicon wheels, 255/70/17's, carolina driveshaft, IRO adjustable control arms, IRO adjustable A-arm
  3. Sold '00 TJ, 4" lift, rusty's adjustable control arms, skyjacker shocks, rock krawler adj. trac-bar,rugged ridge SYE and RE driveshaft, soft 8's, 35" mud king xt's,XJ HP D30 w/aussie locker, 4:88 yukon gears, hella 500's, rock crusher diff covers
4. 04 Dodge ram 1500 quadcab, yes, it has a hemi.
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Unread 04-07-2013, 12:14 PM   #6
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How could I go about fixing the problem than?
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Unread 04-07-2013, 12:15 PM   #7
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I don't know much about this. If I'm right the jeep is vacume hookup but I think the axle is something else
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Unread 04-07-2013, 12:45 PM   #8
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this is what i currently have for my front axle
img_1903.jpg   img_1904.jpg   img_1905.jpg  
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Unread 04-07-2013, 12:51 PM   #9
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looks like the vacuum disco d30... I would just look into getting a High Pinion dana 30 from a 92-96ish xj and that will take care of your issue stronger and its a direct swap.
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Unread 04-07-2013, 03:18 PM   #10
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You can manually lock the axle and it will not hurt anything, the newer ones came from the factory with a solid axle and locking your vacuum axle will givethe same results.
http://api.viglink.com/api/click?for...36536963790110

You can do it this way.
http://api.viglink.com/api/click?for...36536972405811
Or this way.
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  2. Sold'99 WJ limited, 4.7L, 3" IRO lift. Bilstein shocks, JK rubicon wheels, 255/70/17's, carolina driveshaft, IRO adjustable control arms, IRO adjustable A-arm
  3. Sold '00 TJ, 4" lift, rusty's adjustable control arms, skyjacker shocks, rock krawler adj. trac-bar,rugged ridge SYE and RE driveshaft, soft 8's, 35" mud king xt's,XJ HP D30 w/aussie locker, 4:88 yukon gears, hella 500's, rock crusher diff covers
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Unread 04-07-2013, 09:31 PM   #11
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I think I'll look into the high pinion Dana 30 than mabe converting it
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Unread 06-12-2013, 12:47 AM   #12
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I did finally get the posi lock kit. And found out that my gear ratios are off. I am currently looking into a junkyard that will have my ratio which is a 3.55. I now understand this stuff Alittle more than I did before
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