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Unread 06-02-2012, 06:35 PM   #1
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Rear drives haft U joint too small

I am trying to replace my rear drive shaft U joint at the axle. I stopped by Autozone and grabbed what I thought I needed, only to discover that it was about 1/2" too narrow for both the drive shaft and the pinion yoke. After then going to O'Reilly and having them sell me another too small U joint, I've measured and discovered it to be a 3.625" x 1.0625" joint, equivalent to the Dana Spicer 1330. However, it has the outside lockup spring clips (as opposed to the inside lockup c-clips). Any idea what the off-the-shelf equivalent to this joint might be, and why I'm having such difficulty finding it?

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Unread 06-02-2012, 06:51 PM   #2
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It's supposed to have the outside clips.
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Unread 06-03-2012, 06:29 AM   #3
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I had this problem yesterday,with front axle u-joints. Got on here and was reminded the some yj parts fit in the cherokee. And had em look up yj axles and bingo had a u-joint.
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Unread 06-03-2012, 07:16 AM   #4
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There is a change in the axle shaft u-joints.........smaller to larger.......don't remember the change year though.

To the PO..........stock or not?

Take the old one and have them match it up.
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Unread 06-03-2012, 07:21 AM   #5
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After some digging, I found that Neapco P/N 2-4800 U joints are the same thing as the Dana Spicer 1330 U joints, and they carry them at Pep Boys for about US$10.
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Unread 06-03-2012, 07:27 AM   #6
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Here's the resources I used:

Table for identifying Dana Spicer outside lockup U joints: http://www.driveshaftspecialist.com/..._LOCK_U-JOINTS

Table with OEM part numbers and suitable substitutes: http://www.drive-lines.com/ujs/bpujs.php
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Unread 06-03-2012, 08:17 AM   #7
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All XJ Cherokee were built with Spicer 1310 u-joints in the drive shafts.

If you need a 1330, somebody made a change at somepiont to your Cherokee.
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