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post #16 of 41 Old 10-07-2013, 08:36 PM
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I opened up the axle case to find info on my gear ratio. It's a 3.07 (43-13). Initial inspection has one of the spider gears pitted, but only one.
It only takes one. Id get rid of it before you have real problems...



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post #17 of 41 Old 10-07-2013, 10:43 PM
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3.07 Dana 35's are cheap. AmmitOsiris will have one available once he gets off his behind and swaps the rear end I arranged for him.

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I got a 35 I'd be willing to part with. I can bring it over to Pleasant Hill sometime. I'm not sure the gears, I can open it if you'd like. I pulled it off my jeep a year ago and it hasn't moved much since. I'm not sure the condition, I figured I'd look at it more once i planned to sell it along with the front, as like these guys are saying, i moved up in size. but yeah, if you're interested in one, just PM me, and I'll take pictures of whatever you want to see before i lug it out there.
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I got a 35 I'd be willing to part with. I can bring it over to Pleasant Hill sometime. I'm not sure the gears, I can open it if you'd like. I pulled it off my jeep a year ago and it hasn't moved much since. I'm not sure the condition, I figured I'd look at it more once i planned to sell it along with the front, as like these guys are saying, i moved up in size. but yeah, if you're interested in one, just PM me, and I'll take pictures of whatever you want to see before i lug it out there.
Well what engine do you have?

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well what engine do you have?
5.0

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I think he meant stock engine


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I think he meant stock engine
If the engine isn't stock, I wouldn't expect the gears to be stock. But the PO told me it originally came with the 2.5 I4

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post #23 of 41 Old 10-08-2013, 08:19 PM
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Most likely the u bolts were loose for years and just wore through the tubes.

When you need new u bolts, swing by Dentoni's at 5650 imhoff in concord. I worked for the company for years, then I left, and a long story short I am back for the mean time. I work out of the Stockton area and Bay Area. We can make u bolts on the spot in concord, and if we don't have the material, we will have them read for pickup the next day.
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If the engine isn't stock, I wouldn't expect the gears to be stock. But the PO told me it originally came with the 2.5 I4
In that case it has 4.10 gears which is the most desirable stock gearing in a Jeep. So the PO very well may have left them.


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In that case it has 4.10 gears which is the most desirable stock gearing in a Jeep. So the PO very well may have left them.
Well hey even better. Not to criticize the PO, but he was a madman, so I would not be surprised if he tossed in a random gearing, but if they are desirable then he probably left them in. again, I figured I'd check them out once I was done with their replacements, which should be this month, but hey, if a fellow JFer needs one, I can at last see if I got what they need.

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So, back at the ranch, I wanted to see if that U-bolt that cut through the housing actually started in on the semi-floating axle. So I went to remove the spider gears (one pitted) and quickly realized the last guy in this differential really didn't want anyone back... He used a spring clip to retain the spider shaft instead of the stock retaining bolt (which probably have a history of crapping out). Any ideas on how to pull this out, let me know, perhaps put some threads in it then pull it w/ a bolt, but there is so little room...

I should "PM" AmmitOsiris as he suggested, but I'm such a rookie on this site I don't know what "PM" stands for...

Tech data- Engine 4.2L with 240KMiles, (did a compression check to see how much to spend on an axle). Need to spend $ on engine so the 8.8 will have to wait awhile, looking for the 3.07 (43-14) dana 35.
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I should "PM" AmmitOsiris as he suggested, but I'm such a rookie on this site I don't know what "PM" stands for....
Private message.
Ah, my phone is slow out here, you got it

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Thanks for the "driving" instructions.
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post #30 of 41 Old 10-08-2013, 11:59 PM
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Craziness! I'm guess the ubolt is stretched more than the tube is dug out? love to see 'after' pics when you take it apart
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