post #1 of Old 05-02-2008, 07:31 PM Thread Starter
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'96 ZJ -No Front Drive Shaft - Safe?

Howdy y'all.
Got a quick question.
Is it safe to drive a -96 ZJ with a NP 249J Transfercase (5.2L Engine) without the front driveshaft in the Jeep?

My Dad's front driveshaft decided to part with the vehicle the other day and he needs to get it home. I know that some Grand Cherokees have specific "rules" about this. Is he safe to drive it around with out the front in until he can fix it?


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post #2 of Old 05-02-2008, 07:46 PM
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early models will roll even in park...
with the driveshaft missing the transfer case will think that you have lost traction, thus work the transfer case even harder...
try car-parts.com for a salvage yard near you

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post #3 of Old 05-02-2008, 08:12 PM
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jake he will be fine to get it home, the 95 and down its a no no but the 96 plus like his will be ok...tell him i have a 242 he can have in the garage if he wants it, i also have a factory cv front ds that he can have as well...same as what should be on there, or was atleast

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you will not hurt anything, fell free to drive it like that as long as you like.

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its comments like this that make me wonder why some people are jerks.

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post #5 of Old 05-04-2008, 06:45 AM
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I drove home returning from the Outer-Banks, NC without the rear drive shaft. So for two days, I had a front wheel drive Cherokee

Your dad will be fine.

Cheers Steve

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Way to toast the viscous coupler... Read about it...
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post #7 of Old 05-04-2008, 07:11 PM
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You will not ruin the VC trying to make it home unless he has to drive across the country

Cheers Steve

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