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Unread 05-23-2013, 10:02 AM   #1
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Possible CV joint failure?

I have just put over 1000k on my ironman lift, 1/4" top plate, 3/8" clevis lift, no extra ISO's in the rear. I am currently sitting at 23" front center wheel to flare, and 22" at the rear wheel to flare. I just started to hear a little binding noise when slow speed turning, such as into the driveway or pulling into a parking space. Any thoughts? The lift is awesome, but this little noise has caused some concern.

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Unread 05-24-2013, 08:23 AM   #2
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I have just put over 1000k on my ironman lift, 1/4" top plate, 3/8" clevis lift, no extra ISO's in the rear. I am currently sitting at 23" front center wheel to flare, and 22" at the rear wheel to flare. I just started to hear a little binding noise when slow speed turning, such as into the driveway or pulling into a parking space. Any thoughts? The lift is awesome, but this little noise has caused some concern.
It could be tire rub on the pinch weld or the fog light door. The lift will settle a bit and it could be that your tires are just starting to contact the fender liner in those two spots. Look for signs of scuffing and report back.

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Unread 05-24-2013, 10:55 PM   #3
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Well it turned out to be the cv axle and the intermediate shaft. Got it up to a friends garage this morning, and the shaft has lost most of its splines and when the cv boots came off out came a few pieces😳 good news is napa will have the axle by Saturday along with the shaft. Also found a few suspect bushings. There getting done as well. Hopefully ill have it back on the ground by Tuesday or Wednsday 👍
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Unread 05-25-2013, 06:17 AM   #4
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Well it turned out to be the cv axle and the intermediate shaft. Got it up to a friends garage this morning, and the shaft has lost most of its splines and when the cv boots came off out came a few piecesdde33 good news is napa will have the axle by Saturday along with the shaft. Also found a few suspect bushings. There getting done as well. Hopefully ill have it back on the ground by Tuesday or Wednsday ddc4d
Be sure you get NAPA's remans and NOT a new CV axle. Their new ones are too short and you'll end up tearing it apart in short order. The remans cost about $120 but you get a little over $60 back with a core charge.

Where did you get the intermediate shaft? They're getting harder to find unfortunately.

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Unread 05-25-2013, 11:48 AM   #5
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My local dealership had a few, but I also found them available at Quadratec.com $139.99 on line, I paid 184.99 at the Jeep dealer closest to me.
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Unread 05-29-2013, 01:25 PM   #6
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I'm finally getting around to getting the intermediate shaft and CV axle changed, should I go ahead and change out the axle shaft bearing, and seal? Or just run with what's already installed. I did not have any leaks prior, but I really only want to do this one time. Thanks for your opinions.
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Unread 05-29-2013, 03:55 PM   #7
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I've never had an issue with reusing the ones that are in there
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Unread 06-04-2013, 10:23 AM   #8
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Quick update on the driveline. Got the CV axle and intermediate shaft changed, with no major issues. Test drove it and started to get a thumping under the vehicle. Front drive shaft. I have pulled the drive shaft out because it's my daily driver and do not want a catastrophic failure on the road. It's amazing that a good lift kit will change the driving dynamic of a liberty to such a great extent. But on a 13yr. old vehicle it will show you all of it's mechanical issues really quick. I guess better to find out driving the neighborhood, than in the mountains in Colorado Springs next week. While I had it up off the ground I went through every single front end component, every bushing, bolt, and link and all looks in fine shape now. Other than get the drive shaft rebuilt or replaced anything I have missed? And does anyone have Eric's contact info handy? Need me a driveshaft:-) Thanks everybody for all your help
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Unread 06-04-2013, 10:26 AM   #9
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Just rebuild the rear CV and you'll be good
easy to do and 65 bucks or so
Eric???
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Unread 06-04-2013, 10:44 AM   #10
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Eric at automotive parts unlimited. Or just order from the website ?
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Unread 06-04-2013, 10:56 AM   #11
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Unless he came back recently he hasn't been there for a couple of years now
theres a place www.driveshaftparts.com that has what you need
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Unread 06-04-2013, 11:38 AM   #12
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