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Unread 06-02-2004, 09:57 AM   #1
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Question about Drive Shafts..

Umm.. don't really have a lot of time now. But I needed to ask this before I went to work. Anyhow, took my zj into the shop about two weeks ago for a tire alignment and what not. And I was talking to the guy how my car starting shuddering after driving at 70mph for 10 minutes. And he was perplexed, because my jeep is stock. He too has a jeep.. the newer GC.. wj? Anyhow, he told me that it was common for zj's to have problems with their drive shafts. So without hesitation he took out my front driveshaft. Now I have already replaced that darn sucker like twice, so I was pretty appalled when he took it out. Anyways, he took it out and pointed out that my car had one large ball bearing and many smaller ones and that I needed to change them to a "U Joint" type.. and that way the bearings won't ever come out of alignment and that my annoying shudder will go away. And well he told me that I should drive w/o my drive shaft.. so that I wouldn't damage anything. Now my 4x4 jeep is a RWD jeep. sucks because I have no Park. Anyhow, I was wondering if there was any truth to what he was saying and how much the whole thing would cost. Well thanks in advance...

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Unread 06-02-2004, 11:55 AM   #2
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I doubt that could be right???

Maybe the part about the u joint but it was made to run with a drive shaft.

Have you checked your steering stabilizer???
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Unread 06-02-2004, 12:14 PM   #3
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This is very confusing. My 94 ZJ with quadratrac has two u-joints, one at each end of the front drive shaft. Therefore I am assuming that the mechanic is suggesting that you to convert the CV-joints to U-joints
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Unread 06-02-2004, 12:44 PM   #4
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Sorry; after doing some reading in my book, I see that in 1995 used two different types of front drive-shafts. One with a CV joint at the front end of the driveshaft and one with a U-joint there.
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Unread 06-04-2004, 02:31 PM   #5
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well i'm not too sure on what i've got. yes I know, i'm a newb. anyways, i'll take some pictures this weekend and yah, maybe you can help me out.
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Unread 06-04-2004, 03:49 PM   #6
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First off, that guy is an idiot. I wouldn't go near him on a bet.
Second, the only common problem ZJ driveshafts have is grease monkeys that think they know more than the engineers that designed your Jeep.
That being said, when the drive shaft is removed, it has to be replaced with exactly the same orientation as before, or you will get vibration. Has the vibration you had before at 70 mph gone away?
If so, most likely all you have to do is get your driveline balanced.

It sounds like you have the type 3 driveshaft (CV joints). There is a procedure for installing a CV drive shaft. So make sure whoever installs it next time knows what they are doing, or you are just going to continue to suffer vibration.

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