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post #1 of 6 Old 01-28-2014, 05:27 PM Thread Starter
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Need help identifying parts please.

Today's snow and ensuing traffic fiascoes in Alabama has prompted me to compose this request for my fellow ZJ owners and forum readers.

I posted about 4 months ago that someone had removed the front drive parts from my ZJ before I purchased it. Shame on me for not checking this when I purchased but it's water under the proverbial bridge now so please go easy on me. I have confirmed that the transfer case is functioning and would like to look into replacing the missing parts. However, I have no idea where to start. I have the parts manuals, service manuals, and some other stuff but it all appears to be a little confusing as to what was actually installed on the 5.9 Limited model.

Attached is a picture of the parts (highlighted in yellow) that are missing from my Jeep. Basically, I would just like someone to give me a comprehensive list of the major components needed (including part numbers if possible), compatibility with other models (if any) and where I can purchase them used online or at a junk yard.

I appreciate any feedback.

Clarification: Basically, I need everything between the transfer case and front chunk and both axles coming out of the front chunk to the front wheels. Apologies, for the elementary description.

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post #2 of 6 Old 01-28-2014, 08:23 PM
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The parts you need are:

- Front drive shaft, either CV style (if your axle has a yoke that is round and has 6 bolt holes in it) or U-joint style if you've got a regular 4-hole yoke. Parts from 5.2 do interchange, as far as I know.
- Left/right axle shafts, either CV style or u-joint style (depends on what you'd prefer, CV joints are smoother but u-joints are more robust) with ABS tone rings. They interchange between most jeeps with D30 front axle.

Chances are, you'd need a transfer case rebuild/swap, as they are known to have viscous coupling fail at 150k+ miles, and possibly a diff rebuild. That could both be reasons why the previous owner pulled the parts.
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post #3 of 6 Old 01-28-2014, 08:51 PM
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Check the classified section for someone parting out a GC. You should be able to get the parts you need.
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post #4 of 6 Old 01-28-2014, 09:39 PM
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5.9 had a CV style front shaft from the factory.
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post #5 of 6 Old 01-28-2014, 11:25 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the feedback guys. I certainly do appreciate your time.
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post #6 of 6 Old 01-29-2014, 09:42 AM
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You saying you don't have axleshafts inside the front axle? Take a look and see if there are stub shafts and the large 36mm nut centered in unit bearing. If you have none.. don't drive it. Unit bearing will separate and toss a wheel out from under the rig.
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