My D35 is on its way out. I found a D44a out of a 98 ZJ and from what it looks like ill need the rear obviously and the driveshaft to do the swap. Am i missing anything? The 98 is a limited 5.2 my 96 is a leredo 4.0 If i go through with it ill swap the front 30 in also since i have 3.55 gears and the D44 has 3.73 gears.
You pretty much unbolt the old axle and swap the new one in. Make sure the gears are the same front and rear. If they aren't and you have the all time 4wd 249 TC you'll need to take off the front driveshaft till you have the same gears.
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I just did 44a>44a on my 5.9 recently. Your brakes will swap over from your 35 to your 44a, so I would strongly suggest doing what you can to avoid having to bleed them. I left all of the lines attached still to avoid this. Just like anything else, hit everything with PB blaster as far as you can in advance as it will absolutley make your life easier. I would suggest changin your ebrake shoes as well as they are likely toast on the 44a and will be seized if it was sitting outside for any period of time.
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