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Unread 10-11-2007, 08:25 AM   #1
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Axle question

I have an 05 X with a D35 rear axle. My Jeep has always drifted towards the left. Recently I got a new set of Coopers to replace my GSA's (which cured the death wobble) and had an alignment done at Firestone. Anywho, Firestone said that my rear axle is off 0.56 degrees on the right rear tire. They gave me 3 options on why... (1) I hit something when wheeling and bent the axle tube. (2) My 2"BB caused the problem when it was installed. (3) It was wrong from the facory. Now, I don't wheel the Jeep super hard and don't remember banging the axle, and I also don't see how the BB could have caused this, which leaves option 3. Has anyone else out there had this problem? Jeep won't cover it beacuse they say I caused it. If it is a bent axle tube, how hard is it to have it fixed and how much should I be looking to spend? If it makes a difference, when I replaced my original tires, the right rear wore much more quickly than the rest. It was almost bald at 13K miles. Any input would be appreciated. Thanx in advance guys.

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Unread 10-11-2007, 11:21 AM   #2
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why wouldnt jeep cover this, a BB doesnt void the warranty, and it not like your running "35 tires. i would push the warranty a bit farther
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Unread 10-11-2007, 04:23 PM   #3
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The stealership also told me since I dented the transfer case skid (which is a structural piece) that my 7/100 powertrain warrenty is mostlikely void. They say they won't cover it beacsue I can't prove it was like that from the factory. They are saying that I damaged the axle tube.
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Unread 10-11-2007, 08:13 PM   #4
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Just scrap the dana 35 and upgrade to a better rear axle then you shouldn't have to worry about it.
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Unread 10-12-2007, 05:39 PM   #5
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I have an 05 X with a D35 rear axle. My Jeep has always drifted towards the left. and had an alignment done at Firestone. Anywho, Firestone said that my rear axle is off 0.56 degrees on the right rear tire. (2) My 2"BB caused the problem when it was installed.
When you install a 2" lift, it will shift the rear axle towards the passenger side.

If you want it fixed, you can

1) get a track bar re-location bracket

or

2) get an adjustable track bar
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Unread 10-13-2007, 11:59 AM   #6
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I should have been more specific... The toe on the right rear tire is off by .56 degrees. I believe that is more than the allowance for both rear tires combined.
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Unread 10-18-2007, 10:51 AM   #7
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is it financed through chrysler credit?? if it is call them and demand warranty issues be resolved or tell them you will be going through arbitration. vehicle leans are subject to arbitration. they dont wanna deal with a hassle like this and will get a dealer ot fix it cheap or free. if its financed through your own bank you kinda out of luck. and yes you did bend your dana 35, its easy to do! dont feel bad many others have done this.
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