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Unread 09-13-2013, 06:02 AM   #1
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wj front drive issues

I have a 2004 grand Cherokee trail rated. I have a 2.5" lift on rear and 3" on front. The issue I am having is the CV that connects to the transfer case blew the bearing. When I changed it it has seems to be going again. It has got heated up and us making a winding noise again. I am going to take it back out until I can figure it out. Can anyone offer some input as to what is the issue. Or have you had this problem and how was it corrected?

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Unread 09-13-2013, 01:50 PM   #2
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Is the jeep level? Maybe its a not good angle
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Unread 09-14-2013, 07:15 PM   #3
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It is level. The lift I had put on was basically a leveling system. I wanted to go with a 3" suspension but the rears were actually 2.5 and the front was 3.
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Unread 09-14-2013, 08:31 PM   #4
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You should probably look at going to a double-single cardan driveshaft instead of the repezza joint you have. Most guys with 3-4" of lift eventually go to one. You can either look at a used one out of a 94 - 95 v8 grand cherokee or look at a new one from Carolina Driveshaft. I rebuilt a used one for about $200 including the new transfer case yoke.

Let me know if you want more info.
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Unread 09-14-2013, 09:45 PM   #5
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I have a 2004 grand Cherokee trail rated. I have a 2.5" lift on rear and 3" on front. The issue I am having is the CV that connects to the transfer case blew the bearing. When I changed it it has seems to be going again. It has got heated up and us making a winding noise again. I am going to take it back out until I can figure it out. Can anyone offer some input as to what is the issue. Or have you had this problem and how was it corrected?
I should of probably asked is it a V8 or I6? What 4WD system do you have? Quadradrive or Selec-trac?
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Unread 09-15-2013, 08:05 PM   #6
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It is the straight 6. Trail rated
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Unread 09-15-2013, 09:39 PM   #7
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It is the straight 6. Trail rated
I'd bet that it's the Selec-Trac and you've got the 242 transfer case with the cardan-repezza driveshaft just like my old one.. Correct?

I know that when I bought my 4" lift that some people said that I could run that for a year without any issues. My WJ had 134K on the odometer when I put on the lift and within a month, I had blown the boot and it shot grease all up under my Jeep. I figured then that I'd just go with the Double-Single Cardan so I didn't have to worry about it any longer. The thing about it is I also put in a 1" transfer case drop that came with the kit. If you're running 3" of lift without a TC drop, you're running about the same angle that I was on that DS.

If you replace that Repezza, you're just going to have the same issue again. I'd look at doing the swap to a Double-Single Cardan out of a ZJ or go with a new one from somewhere. You'll also need to get a yoke. Do you have a good place to go and get used parts nearby? That would probably be the cheapest.

This link has images of the different style of front driveshafts: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f310/...29/index4.html

You can confirm which one you have there.

This guy had questions like you might have when rebuilding one: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/m...e-end-1580585/

This is the thread I used to get the info I used to rebuild mine: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f310/...rsion-1499532/

Let me know if you have any questions.
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Unread 09-16-2013, 02:45 AM   #8
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On the link you sent its the repeeza fixed yoke shaft that is in mine. If that helps ti figure out what I should do.
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Unread 09-16-2013, 08:46 AM   #9
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Also just noticed its a Quadra-Trac II
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Unread 09-16-2013, 08:54 AM   #10
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So, it's the all time 4WD system? If so, I think the shaft length might be different and you'll want to get the right front shaft for that one or change out your Transfer Case as well. What do you do with the Jeep? Are you looking at hardcore trail riding or is this just a mall crawler (used on the street only)?
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Unread 09-16-2013, 09:32 AM   #11
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Its not a extreme rock crawler no. But its also not a mall crawler either prob the mid way point. I like my mud and love my hunting and hitting the trails on the weekend.
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Unread 09-16-2013, 09:54 AM   #12
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Its not a extreme rock crawler no. But its also not a mall crawler either prob the mid way point. I like my mud and love my hunting and hitting the trails on the weekend.
Yeah, you'll probably want to go with the new DS then and get away from that Repezza joint. I have the Selec-Trac so it's got a slightly different Transfer Case. I think you can the same DS out of a ZJ that I did, but I'm not 100% positive about that.

You might want to put up a new thread in the WJ General Forum and put up a title like "Need Advice on front DS for a Quadra-Drive TC" and then tell a little about what your issue is and what you're looking to do. I'm sure you'll have more advice than you know what to do with.

You also might want to let them know if you've installed adjustable control arms or not and how you achieved that lift.. larger springs? a BB? You might have stated this before and I'm just not remembering it now. If you installed a lift from a specific company, mention that too and if you installed a TC drop as well.

I'm more than willing to continue to help, but I don't have that TC so I'd want to make sure you were getting the right thing.

If you look to go with a used one out of a ZJ you're probably looking at $70-$200 (depending on if you buy completely used parts and don't rebuild it or if you rebuild it using new joints, yoke, etc).

If you're looking at a completely new one and yoke, you're probably looking about $400-650 (depending on manufacturer).

This is a link to one from IRO. That I've seen pretty good reviews on.
http://www.ironrockoffroad.com/Merch...egory_Code=PFW
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