What U Joint do I need? Guaranteed not in search :)
I have a '98 Cherokee, and every time I've gone to get a rear U Joint for the rear drive shaft, I get one that is too small and have to bring them the one I removed. Apparently it has some heavy duty driveshaft...anyone heard of this? To make things more difficult, I put in a TJ Rubi D44, with the stock driveshaft, so can anyone tell me what U Joint I require? I think it has 2 different sizes of ends...
2x Timo. My 98 5-speed uses a 1330 joint at the rear diff. The Chrysler p/n is 4746-936 and the Spicer equivalent is the 1330-X. According to the .pdf 1997-1999 Jeep Cherokee Parts Catalog I have, the 1330 size joint was used on 4.0 6 cyl with a 5-speed.
Northern Drivetrain has some great info on their site for sorting out u-joints and they sell Spicer.
I ordered mine from them last year - great service.
Sorry Ruffnek, I posted without taking into account that you changed to a D44. What I said applies to when your wehicle was stock.
If you measure the cup size and the lengths as Timo posted, then take a look at what is available on
that Northern Drivetrain site and you'll probably find a Spicer joint that will fit.
Well I do have the 5 speed so maybe that's where the confusion always happens at the part store. I just went outside and measured and they seem to be the same size cups both ways, and the same width, I'll try a 1330, maybe this wasn't as complicated as I thought.