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post #1 of 5 Old 03-20-2010, 09:24 AM Thread Starter
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2000 Grand Cherokee front driveshaft issues

I have a 2000 Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L v8 Quadra-Trac all time 4wd with a bad front drive shaft. The style shaft that is in mine has the CV style joints both front and rear. I purchased a new shaft from eBay but was not aware that those come in different lengths the shaft that I purchased is approx. 1.5 inches longer than my old shaft. I need to know if anyone has one of these available as I have looked EVERYWHERE and cannot find the right shaft. Also, I have heard that those can be converted to a U-joint style but I am not aware of what I would need to buy to do this conversion or where to find the parts. If anyone could help me out that would be fantastic thank you so much.

P.S. I have found these on eBay in the range of 300.00 but I am desperately trying to keep from needing to spend that amount. Thanks again.

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post #2 of 5 Old 03-20-2010, 10:29 AM
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Thats really weird the length is different because the lengths should all be the same for the front drive shaft 1999-2004 no matter which t-case you have.

To convert to the u-joint style (highly recommended around here, required if you offroad) you also need the yokes, but there is a special torquing sequence for the yoke that goes into the axle, so you would need a shop to do thjat part. Also replace the pinion seal while you're at it.

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Thats really weird the length is different because the lengths should all be the same for the front drive shaft 1999-2004 no matter which t-case you have.

To convert to the u-joint style (highly recommended around here, required if you offroad) you also need the yokes, but there is a special torquing sequence for the yoke that goes into the axle, so you would need a shop to do thjat part. Also replace the pinion seal while you're at it.
The front driveshaft lengths are different depending on the T-Case.

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ahh well carolina told me that it wouldnt matter. I told them I had a 247 at the time, and that I was switching to a 242.

I remember measuring some t-cases I had and IIRC they had the same measurements.

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ahh well carolina told me that it wouldnt matter. I told them I had a 247 at the time, and that I was switching to a 242.

I remember measuring some t-cases I had and IIRC they had the same measurements.
Hmmmm, weird. At IRO they are different lengths for different T-Cases. Same yokes though.

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