Now to swap the front D30 in place of the 2WD front axle
sorry, I didn't take a picture of the front axle .....but you guys get the idea
Everything from the 2WD front axle as far as springs, control arms, shocks, tie rod, calipers, track bar, etc will swap over. Everything from my original axle was in good condition so nothing new was needed to buy.
This axle came from a 2000 Grand. Before the install I took the cover off, drained the old gear oil, and inspected the gears. They looked good, cv boots looked good, etc. Should be seeing that the axle only had 45,000 miles on it
here is me working underneath
and my good friend helping out with the swap
. Honestly who wouldn't want to participate in this
Here is the front axle removed with just the control arms empty
the new axle is in......
side view with my Stillen Rotors swapped over and the Akebono calipers (kit from Kolak)
after the swap had to bleed the brakes starting with the furthest from the master cylinder.
After the install and driving a few miles on the Jeep the ABS light came on. I read on here that somebody stated that air can get into the ABS system and allow it not to work and you have to take it to the dealer
Just curious why does this happen? When I did my caliper swap to the Akebonos a couple of years ago I didn't have that problem....
With the new front axle in, I decided it would be best to go get a front end alignment. While it was there at the shop i asked them to check the suspension since I just installed a new axle just to get them to double check everything..... they said they would do it for free!
Well they did the alignment and about a day later heard some clunking and get underneath and found out my track bar was loose! WTF! it was obvious too.... can't trust anybody to do things for you. They said they checked the suspension and it was obvious that they didn't. Good thing they didn't charge for it even though it was on the bill or I would have been livid!