Tale of two Propshafts/Are all propshafts equal?
Perhaps some Jeep gurus can help me with these two propshafts.
1997, JGC, ZJ, 4.0L
My front propshaft seems to have gone US (unservicable) so I've bought another one from the breakers yard sight unseen.
The two propshafts are pretty much the same and as expected except my original one has a "slip shaft" just south of the CV joint. Don't actually know the name of this "slip shaft".
This slip part seems to be totally seized on my original (and has probably been rusted up for years - seems immovable). I've checked the part numbers and the solid version seems to applicable to my vehicle and seems to be a refurbished part. However, I am wondering if I should try and refurb the old one to keep the slip shaft in there or just put in the breakers yard version as it is. They seem to be exactly the same other than the splined shaft. The CV joint obviously moves up and down freely on both versions so is it enough to rely on that rather than the movement on the other part of the shaft?
Any issues with putting in the breakers yard version without the "slip shaft"?
Part numbers showing: breakers version: 52098867 and original: 52099260
Thanks in advance