So for anyone who ever saw my posts, I'm trying to replace the u joints in the front right of the axle on my 91 YJ. Well I needed a new outer shaft because the ears on mine were bent. So I went to Jeff Daniels, got a YJ d30 shaft. got home, it looks too short. Took it back today, and talked to the guy, we went out back and looked at their axle rack
and by process of elimination figured out I have a TJ D30 in the front. Traded axle shafts, all good. Get home, finally get the hub nut off with my new impact wrench (half off, display model
) and after convincing the hub to come off, got the axle shaft out. Well the two aren't quite the same. It's closer than before though. The threading on the end for the hub nut is finer on my shaft, and coarser on the new one. The inner shaft piece (I got the whole thing) is skinnier, and the splines on the end are smaller and more plentiful. The splines on my shaft (I apologize for any innuendos you my draw from my overuse of that word
) are larger and fewer. You can also see the outer piece is a little different. In all these pics, the new (to me) shaft is the one on top, and mine is on bottom.
Okay and now the second part. When I took my shift motor out I noticed that the gear teeth ends looked a little worn, is this anything I should be worried about? And the second pic is of my steering knuckle. The loose bearing cap came around and wore bits off the knuckle as you can see, should I be worried about that?
And lastly a picture of my axle...which I'm 95% sure is a dana 30, but with all thats been going on lately who knows. Also, if anyone could give me a run down of the pros/cons of a TJ d30 over a YJ just so that i know what I'm dealing with, that'd be awesome. If I could get some help here ASAP I would really appreciate it, I wanna hopfully get the new shaft in tomorrow and be driving this weekend