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post #1 of 19 Old 08-30-2012, 04:55 PM Thread Starter
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can i do a quick fix or do i need a new front shaft?

its a 1997 v8 249 t/c orvis model and today i did some wheeling today and just at the crest of a hill i heard a pop then my rear tires dug down



so i did some thing to the front shaft , it moves around this area in a circle could reconnect it or do i need to replace

i will check this often as its my daily driver and im not a 4/awd pro.

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post #2 of 19 Old 08-30-2012, 05:20 PM
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Its FUBAR, might as well swap in a U-joint shaft while you have the chance.
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i was thinking that too

dang

im trying to get aholdof the p.o.to make sure it a 97 t/c so i can just take it out for a while

thanks for your input
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Date of manufacture is on the transfer case.
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sweet good looking out im gonna check it right now
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Date of manufacture is on the transfer case.
i think it says 96

that means its a 97 model year right?
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is everything inside still ok? or did something brake sometimes they snap out of place but can be put back together fairly easy, there should be a gear and a roller ball for each hole inside the metal case
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havent got that far yet

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Jeep-ZJ-Gran...#ht_500wt_1054
They are not that expensive just be aware that the inline 6 and v8 have different lenghts
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is the cv joint making a clicking sound yet? bc once it starts clicking, it's done. if it hasn't started clicking yet, then you can just rewrap the boot. that's what i did with one of my cv axles. if it is clicking, get yourself this thing like i did:



i know you are just using it as a dd, but if you ever lift it, that front driveshaft WILL break before you leave the parking lot. mine did.

also, got mine for free at a junkyard. imo, junkyards are best places to get parts for zj. going back tomorrow to pull a rear driveshaft.

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took out the shaft

promptly did a burnout
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promptly did a burnout
ahahaa, i did the same thing

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is everything inside still ok? or did something brake sometimes they snap out of place but can be put back together fairly easy, there should be a gear and a roller ball for each hole inside the metal case
thats exactly what happened

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is the cv joint making a clicking sound yet?
nope im going to rewrap it
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so im trying to fix my front drive shaft and im having problems

i put the bearings back in place but it will not go back together

is there a thread to help me with this repair?

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