Hi there -
I was driving on the highway yesterday when all of a sudden the Jeep started vibrating and making a horrible grinding noise. I made it back home and checked underneath and this is what I found where the slip yoke connects to the rear drive shaft:
What do you think could be the cause of this? U-joint failure? they seem ok but I'm no mechanic so I could be missing something. I have a 1.5" lift on the Jeep, and although it came with a transfer-case drop kit I never installed it and haven't had a problem for the two years the lift has been on. Does the drive shaft angle look too extreme? I'm thinking about installing the transfer-case drop kit just to be on the safe side. I'll definitely have to replace the slip yoke and U-joints, just not sure what else needs to be done to keep this from happening all over again.
Thanks for your input guys