91 yj, 4 cyl, 5 speed, 4.10, stock axles, 33's, winch... The basics of a high school students Jeep
Sooooo while I was heading home from our ranch a few miles away today, I had it in first and was pulling out onto the road and it felt like the rear-end was clunking/producing thick vibrations and what not, then I shifted to 2nd and it stopped... Then I came to a 4 way to turn left and when I took off in first it did it again, shifted to 2nd, did it again, shifted to 3rd... stopped... stopped at a stop sign, took off in 1st and shifted 2nd and 3rd and in each of those gears it had the same problem.... pulled over, put it in neutral (with the flashers) and rolled it back and forth a couple times... took off in first. nothing. shifted to 2nd.... nothing.
So I guess my question is am I right about it's problem being the rear end??
Also, could I buy a D44 (or any axle really) with 4.10's already in and put it under my jeep for $500??... Cuz that's all I've got left..
Thank you before hand
Cheaper option would be an 8.8 with 4.10s. ~$200 for the axle, find somone who can weld, pay them 50 bucks to setup the perches for you, then the rest of your cash for connecting the brake lines, driveshaft, etc.
Its easy enough to jack it up and pop the cover off and take a look...if there is nothing wrong, it cost you some RTV and gear fluid... CHEAP... Sounds like a tranny issue thou. check your fluid , drain it and look for metal... Again cheap and easy...
For a swap an ford 8.8 is the way to go. 4.10s same bolt pattern... you can probably do it for just about $500
Trans?? damn.... I'll still check my rear end out though, and replace my trans oil. What oil do I use for each?? just some 10 w30??
And around here D44's are around $200 also, I was just thinking that so I could reuse my spring perches and u bolts, are they not around $200 where you guys are??
C-clips are a non issue on an 8.8. And it is stronger then a 44.
95' YJ 4" lift 33"x12.5r15's D30/8.8 locked with 4:88's
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Thanks rat, and those D44's are too short?? I only persist with the D44 because of the no c-clip issue, I thought I could use one out of a Cherokee
If you can find an xj Cherokee d44 its the correct width but only ever came with 3.73 gears. They different make many.
If you mean fsj Cherokee they also didn't come with the 4.10's you're after. There is also the fact many of them were offset pumpkin rear ends.
Originally Posted by NHfireYJ
Save your $$ and use walmart or no name brand instead of synthetic, Pleanty of us do...and its what is recommended by jeep
The tab says to use synthetic. Dino oil probably quiets the gear noise better though.
'97 zj 5.2, some stuff, some other suff, and some things that even work sometimes.