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Unread 03-30-2014, 06:44 PM   #1
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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

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Unread 03-30-2014, 08:11 PM   #2
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Front axle is a dana 30. Pretty sure all d30 yokes are the same spline. Dont quote me though
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Unread 03-31-2014, 09:30 AM   #3
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Dana 44 yokes fit as well from CJ, TJ, XJ, ZJ.

I used this one.

http://www.4wheelparts.com/Drivetrai...D3044-YOKE-UBK
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Unread 03-31-2014, 11:02 AM   #4
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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?
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Unread 03-31-2014, 11:31 AM   #5
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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.
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Unread 03-31-2014, 11:41 AM   #6
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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?
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Unread 03-31-2014, 11:52 AM   #7
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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.
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Unread 03-31-2014, 08:56 PM   #8
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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?
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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.
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Unread 04-01-2014, 11:02 AM   #10
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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.
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Unread 04-01-2014, 11:53 AM   #11
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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.
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Unread 04-01-2014, 01:45 PM   #12
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What is this Omix Ada driveshaft? Where can I find it?
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Unread 04-02-2014, 11:17 PM   #13
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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.
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Unread 04-03-2014, 11:01 AM   #14
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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
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Unread 04-03-2014, 11:26 AM   #15
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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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