So i bought my niner front driveshaft free. I'm guessing because the VC was shot but I never got a chance to test that theory. New t-case went in when I replaced the trans. Got a new driveshaft from a new friend on the forum and tossed it in.
The bolts that hold the axle end of the driveshaft are as tight as I can make them with a ratchet but they aren't putting any compression on the linked washers. I'm guessing thats not normal. My assumption is that as the po ran without the DS for what looks like a while it is just rusted at the end of the threads and wont go in. Should I just pull them and soak it in pb blaster or wd-40 and try again? How much vibration is acceptable when the DS goes in? It vibes a little more and doesn't want to move in idle anymore. Should I pop the diff cover and check the gears?
Any and all help appreciated, the 96 has a bad steering box, so I need this one running.
1996 ZJ Green Laredo V8, 2.5" OME and Bilsteins, 33's, Holes drilled in the roof.
1998 ZJ Platinum Limited 5.9, Backyard parts fodder
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Originally Posted by Texas ZJ1
I heard someone yell "mall crawler" from the back porch. I'll go see who said that. Be right back.