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
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.
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.
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.
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.