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Unread 08-19-2013, 04:58 PM   #1
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Question about the axel.

Not sure if this belongs here, but ill give it a shot. I was looking around at my axel right behind the wheel because i was getting a noise when i turn or hit potholes. i noticed that the u joint inside the knuckle at the end of the axel is shot. not sure of the name of this peice and wanted to know the name to try and find out a price.

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Unread 08-22-2013, 07:00 AM   #2
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I believe you had the right name: u-joint.

If you are running a Dana 30 front end (IIRC that's what came in a ZJ) the u-joint is pretty cheap (30.00) but the labor is what will get you.
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Unread 08-22-2013, 10:20 AM   #3
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Thanks. I am running stock with the Dana 30, I thought I may have found it, online but it was priced at 130. Also should I replace both sides at the same time? I feel like the old one will have more play in it rather than the brand new one.
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Unread 08-22-2013, 11:48 AM   #4
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I'd jack the other side up and spin the tire by hand sharply back and forth to see if there is play in the joint. If it's tight, I'd leave it alone. It's too much of a PITA job to just do it for the heck of it.
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Unread 08-22-2013, 12:02 PM   #5
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Sounds good, thanks for the help
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Unread 08-23-2013, 06:21 AM   #6
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Look at Quadratec for the u-joint
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