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sharpie54 03-30-2014 06:44 PM

Yoke for Front diff help
I have a 1995 zj orvis edition. Need to know what front yoke I need to convert my cv front driveshaft to ujoint. Need a new front yoke and I don't know what to get that will be the same spline. And is my front diff a Dana 35? Thanks

90Notch306 03-30-2014 08:11 PM

Front axle is a dana 30. Pretty sure all d30 yokes are the same spline. Dont quote me though

mrgimble 03-31-2014 09:30 AM

Dana 44 yokes fit as well from CJ, TJ, XJ, ZJ.

I used this one.

sharpie54 03-31-2014 11:02 AM

Alright sweet thanks. So pretty much any front yoke from a cherokee in the same year should work weather they are 2wd 4wd or awd?

PolkaPower 03-31-2014 11:31 AM

2wd won't have a front yoke. Any XJ or ZJ will use a D30 in the front with the same yoke. They are all interchangeable. In mid to late 95+ they started using a CV front drive shaft on the V8's or any I6 with a 249. You won't be able to use those. It needs to be a u jointed drive shaft and yoke. It's easy enough to take a look and know instantly.

sharpie54 03-31-2014 11:41 AM

Yea I meant to say 2wd/4wd. But yea as long as it has a front Dana 30 and a ujoint styler I should be good to swap it?

PolkaPower 03-31-2014 11:52 AM

Yes. Except for the high pinion D30's you may find in the XJ's, those are reverse cut so I'm not sure if it will work or not but I don't see why the yoke would be different.

sharpie54 03-31-2014 08:56 PM

Ah alright I see. What size driveshaft should I look for? Mines around 36'-37' right now...plan on lifting another 3 inches so what kind if jeep should I take one out of?

PolkaPower 04-01-2014 07:04 AM


Originally Posted by sharpie54 (Post 21752873)
Ah alright I see. What size driveshaft should I look for? Mines around 36'-37' right now...plan on lifting another 3 inches so what kind if jeep should I take one out of?

Earlier zj's have longer shafts. You will have to measure.

JohnnyZJ 04-01-2014 11:02 AM

and D30 yoke will work.

the ONLY driveshaft you will find that works comes out of a 93-95 ZJ V8 LAREDO model. best of luck finding one. in theory, you could use any double cardan driveshaft off a jeep as all the ujoints would be the same, but nothing else out there is long enough.

takethisride 04-01-2014 11:53 AM

If youre looking for a new one, I used Omix-Ada 16580.07 when I converted to U joint to CV on my 96 5.2 w/ Dana 30... Runs about $45, you will probabaly save a little if you hit the Junk Yard up.

sharpie54 04-01-2014 01:45 PM

What is this Omix Ada driveshaft? Where can I find it?

shaban 04-02-2014 11:17 PM

I've just used a driveshaft from an older 'ZJ that came with a 242 case, they used u-jointed front shafts.
Mine is 4.0 though.

Keep in mind that you'd also need to re-set the front diff pinion bearing preload if you replace the yoke.
You'd need at least new yoke nut, 250 ft-lbs torque wrench and 10 in-lbs beam type torque wrench.
Plus new crush sleeve and pinion seal if you want to do it by the book.

sharpie54 04-03-2014 11:01 AM

I'm having my mechanic guy do it so I'll mention all that. I don't want to mess anything up with my front diff

PolkaPower 04-03-2014 11:26 AM

A lot of mechanics do it the cheap and easy way by reusing the old crush sleeve and tightening it a little more than it was and call it a day. Just for your FYI. You may not ever have a problem with that and if you do it will be long enough down the road to where you can't blame them.

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