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Unread 01-24-2010, 09:45 AM   #1
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2000 WJ axle identification and pinion bearing replacement

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I have a 2000 Grand Cherokee limited with Quadratrac drivetrain. I spun a pinion bearing in the front axle and need some advice.

First, which axle do I have? I have a shop manual, but do not know which axle is in the quadritrac. Which axle do I read up on to do this repair?

Do I need special tools to do this repair? Whats involved in it? Can anyone direct me to a link which explains this repair in laymans terms? the manual gets to be a bit confusing at times....

What can I expect to pay if I send out to get repaired? If I need special tools or if there are some critical steps involved, I may just send it out to someone who is familiar with it.

Much thanks for the input!!
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Unread 01-24-2010, 09:58 AM   #2
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The only front axle available in WJ's is the low pinion dana 30. What do you mean you spun a pinion bearing? The pinion bearing is supposed to spin, thats what its job is.
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You should have a d30 up front. Replacing pinion bearings is pretty involved and things have to be set to correct tolerances. I would imagine the repair would cost from 300 to 400 dollars.
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I don't know, what do you say when a bearing is shot? My pinion bearing was whining for months up front. Now it makes some ugly grinding and clicking sounds. Painful to drive! its been parked for a week now I refuse to use it. Money is tight and cannot afford much. I've been trying to research repair steps specific for this rebuild but need to I.D. the axle first. Anybody have a link which explains the steps? Also, where can I pick up the parts at reasonable cost? Much thanks,
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You need almost $1000 worth of tools to do it just right. And the pinion bearing HAS to be done just right.
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Anybody have a link which explains the steps?
I'm not trying to be an ***, but you said you have a shop manual. The steps are in there.
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Unread 01-24-2010, 02:45 PM   #7
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but need to I.D. the axle first.,
see post #2 dude. LP D30.

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Also, where can I pick up the parts at reasonable cost? Much thanks,
A vendor on this forum, CCOR, has truly unbeatable prices for Yukon parts. Your parts will drop ship from Randy's R&P, but at a fraction of the cost.
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