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Unread 02-08-2010, 09:47 PM   #1
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Rear Axle Repair

Yesterday I made a thread and in the heading I typed " Rear Driveshaft Repair" . The thread heading should of read Rear Axle Repair. I did not know how to edit thread heading?

Here is the thread; http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/r...repair-967046/

Anyway my question is:

The driveshaft bearing is definatly bad. I will replace the bearing.

A new axle is $97.00. The bearing surface on the old axle is not to bad but it is a little scored. Should I resurface the old axle?

Am I better off to just get the new axle for $97.00 and the matching bearing or ............. or to reface the old axle ?

What do you think?

Another thought was to replace the old axle for a new one the and use the old one for a spare in a emergency?

Another question: If one axle goes will the other be shortly behind? Should I replace both rear alxes while I am in there?

The YJ has about 133,000 miles.

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Unread 02-08-2010, 10:24 PM   #2
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If it was me I would replace both bearings why you were at. I really don't know about refacing them, I put a after market set in mine stronger that way.
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Unread 02-09-2010, 06:05 AM   #3
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C`mon, if the bearing surface is scored then you know the answer.

What is a driveshaft bearing ? Transfercase output bearing or pinion bearing.
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Unread 02-09-2010, 06:17 AM   #4
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The axle could be repaired but it would be cheaper to replace since the parts are out there.
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The less spent on fixing a D35 the better. Replace the bearing and seal and move on. You can fill a dump truck with D35 axle shafts at any junkyard so don't pay any more than you have to.
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Unread 02-09-2010, 07:40 AM   #6
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C`mon, if the bearing surface is scored then you know the answer.

What is a driveshaft bearing ? Transfercase output bearing or pinion bearing.

My question was reface the shaft or buy a new shaft.

The driveshaft part was a mistake that I could not edit.
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Unread 02-09-2010, 01:02 PM   #7
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My question was reface the shaft or buy a new shaft.

The driveshaft part was a mistake that I could not edit.
I believe I understand what you are asking--cheapest option is to just go get a junkyard shaft. This should cost you way less than what you are anticipating otherwise. While there are not that many Wranglers in junkyards, there are tons of D35 equipped Cherokees out there. Go pull one, and it's done.
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Unread 02-09-2010, 03:27 PM   #8
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Opihi,

Thank you. What should I pay at a yard for a axle.
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Should be no more than about $25. If you want a spare set get both sides, as they are not the same length.
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