post #1 of Old 03-11-2013, 11:48 PM Thread Starter
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Rear Diff Seized Up?

Went into this knowing that Jeep has a rear diff issue. Anyways, while the flat bed tried to load it up two loud pops later the drive line came off and dropped. Something is at an angle, which I am pretty positive its not supposed to be. You can see in the pic.

And also while I waited on the correct truck I pulled the plug on the cover and felt around, didnt feel any fluid but I felt sludge on the inside of the cover. It was milky brown in color.

Thoughts?

Pretty sure the D35 is toast, anyone have any DIY threads with pics on here for dropping the axle for a swap vs swapping in new gears? Not sure if I want to stick with the D35 or move up to a 44 like on my Niner. Not planning on doing anything really extreme with this Jeep, might give it a 3" lift later down the road but that isn't on the board anytime soon.

Ill know more when I open it tomorrow.

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post #2 of Old 03-12-2013, 09:42 AM
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Terrible pictures, but is that missing the pinion yoke there?

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post #3 of Old 03-12-2013, 11:31 AM
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Went into this knowing that Jeep has a rear diff issue. Anyways, while the flat bed tried to load it up two loud pops later the drive line came off and dropped. Something is at an angle, which I am pretty positive its not supposed to be. You can see in the pic.

And also while I waited on the correct truck I pulled the plug on the cover and felt around, didnt feel any fluid but I felt sludge on the inside of the cover. It was milky brown in color.

Thoughts?

Pretty sure the D35 is toast, anyone have any DIY threads with pics on here for dropping the axle for a swap vs swapping in new gears? Not sure if I want to stick with the D35 or move up to a 44 like on my Niner. Not planning on doing anything really extreme with this Jeep, might give it a 3" lift later down the road but that isn't on the board anytime soon.

Ill know more when I open it tomorrow.
I think you can get a 35 real cheap, so maybe just do that?

Yeah looks like the yoke is missing.

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post #4 of Old 03-12-2013, 12:49 PM
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Wouldn't even bother opening that pig up, its junk.

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post #5 of Old 03-12-2013, 02:11 PM
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IMO either stay replace with another D35, or do an 8.8 swap. The 44s are not worth it, you will wind up with the same issues. My 44 in mine is junk, the one I got out of the JY wasn't much better, so now I'm starting an 8.8 swap. Just hope I can get it done before my 44 does what your just did....
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post #6 of Old 03-12-2013, 07:00 PM
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I got a rebuildable 35 out of the jy and regeared it. Wasn't a barrel of laughs but I wanted to do it for the experience. As to your original request here ya go:
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/c...build-1344601/

Info on projects and repairs categorized by system
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/c...-faqs-2863665/

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lol...if life is as a simple as a 5.9 making you happy, I'd say go ahead and buy it on impulse. ZJs are the way of Zen. Wax on, wax off
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