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Unread 08-25-2013, 07:01 PM   #31
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It's only really 2wd with the front shaft out. Other than that you are turning everything in the front. Burnouts and racing are childish.
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Unread 08-25-2013, 08:38 PM   #32
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Yup its a jeep not a camaro
Mud and crud!!!
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Unread 08-31-2013, 03:37 PM   #33
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parts came - parts wrong.

I spoke with the guy at the 4x4 shop - I told him I needed a 3.73 R&P for a 98 Jeep Grand Chreokee 5.2 with factory towing pkg. The Pinion that came is about 3/4" longer than the one I took out. He says this is the only part number showing for this Jeep. So...what do I have?

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Unread 08-31-2013, 05:24 PM   #34
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Probably for an iron dana 44
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Unread 08-31-2013, 05:28 PM   #35
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parts came - parts wrong.

I spoke with the guy at the 4x4 shop - I told him I needed a 3.73 R&P for a 98 Jeep Grand Chreokee 5.2 with factory towing pkg. The Pinion that came is about 3/4" longer than the one I took out. He says this is the only part number showing for this Jeep. So...what do I have?

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Front axle is D30. Rear axle is D44HD.
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Unread 08-31-2013, 06:14 PM   #36
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You need the 'short' pinion.
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Unread 08-31-2013, 07:46 PM   #37
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so...when I go the the junk yard tomorrow to pull a front R&P out of a 98ZJ, will the three that they say they have in the yard be the same as mine?...if not, what am I looking for (externally) without taking it apart
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Unread 08-31-2013, 08:19 PM   #38
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so...when I go the the junk yard tomorrow to pull a front R&P out of a 98ZJ, will the three that they say they have in the yard be the same as mine?...if not, what am I looking for (externally) without taking it apart
All ZJ's got a D30 in the front. In the rear 93-95 got D35. 96-98 got D44a v8 only.
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Unread 08-31-2013, 08:36 PM   #39
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Not to threadjack, but this story of mismatched tires has me worried. I made the same mistake, with some worn-to-baldness 235/75/15 tires on the front, and some new 235/75/15 tires on the rear. Started to make strange noises halfway home, popping and jump around. Once I realized what was happening I put both of the new tires on the passenger side, and bought two new tires. AWD is still working... How does one check the VC?
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Unread 08-31-2013, 09:03 PM   #40
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Not to threadjack, but this story of mismatched tires has me worried. I made the same mistake, with some worn-to-baldness 235/75/15 tires on the front, and some new 235/75/15 tires on the rear. Started to make strange noises halfway home, popping and jump around. Once I realized what was happening I put both of the new tires on the passenger side, and bought two new tires. AWD is still working... How does one check the VC?
Do figure 8s in a parking lot.

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Unread 09-02-2013, 11:53 AM   #41
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I just love a successful yard raid. Got the correct pinion and complete diff for $60; got dang near new rotors and pads for $16.00 (total for both sides - rotors mic out at .999); now...whats the diff run-out set to so I know what shims to put back in...or do I just put in the shim pack I took out of the donor ZJ and run with it?
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Unread 09-02-2013, 04:13 PM   #42
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well...small setback with a question. I put the new pinion in, went to bolt it up, the yoke won't seat. Took it off to check and it will slide about 1/2 way on the splines then sticks. Is this just the difference in yokes Old yoke new Pinion)? I did try to put the yoke (old) on the old Pinion and it went 3/4 of the way on but still didn't slide all the way. Now I know it didn't shrink, but am I missing something. I put a lot of umph on the nut and it just won't make it "slide" on. Also - end play for the yoke - anyone know now much it should be or just set with pre-load?

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Unread 09-06-2013, 11:22 AM   #43
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I'd help but don't have the knowledge. Someone will chime in I'm sure.

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Unread 09-06-2013, 02:24 PM   #44
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got the yoke on - put it back on the old pinion in a different position then gave it a good whack - drove it on. Took it off and it went right on the new pinion. Plan is currently to set preload and not worry about actual torque although I have seen a few posts in other locations on the forum about 180-220 ftlb. Working on setting carrier bearings now - done screwed up one bearing not looking forward to doing it again...
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Unread 09-14-2013, 07:59 PM   #45
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finished -

used 3rd member from junkyard - $60 (actually only used the R&P)
new pinion seal - $ 4
new pinion nut - $ 4
new dif seal - $ 6

misc costs -
new inch-pound torque wrench that would read under 25in-pounds to set pinion preload - $40 (1/2 price sale at Sears)
new 1/2 shaft CV boot - $ 9
lube - $ 5
4 new tires that all match - $436 (ouch)

total invested in Jeep so far - $564 - (can't complain since I only paid $800 for it!)

gleaning the minds of the people who take time to respond to posts - priceless

thanks all

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