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Unread 09-25-2012, 10:33 AM   #31
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Came out this morning, and the interior lights were on. . . strange. No one has touched the jeep all night. I opened and closed a the rear driver side door, and they turned off. Dang. . either means another wire short, or a bad door switch. I'll probably just start disconnecting switches until this behavior stops. Any other reason why the interior lights would just come on randomly while the jeep is just sitting there?
security alarm door switch, its on the inside of the door handle key cylinder, it tells the BCM if the door Are in lock or unlock position.

Surch thread named interior light problem, there you Will find all the info needed, also part number.

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Unread 09-25-2012, 03:44 PM   #32
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I took the Jeep to a local Jeep shop. . they say it's the carrier and maybe pinion bearings in the rear diff. I suspect they'll charge about $400-$500 to change them. This seems like something I probably can't do by myself. Does this seems like a fair price to do this work? Anything I should check before I do this?
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Unread 09-26-2012, 09:43 AM   #33
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Did you also change the carrier bearings? Pinion bearing? My 2000 2wd Laredo had axle cancer local dealer rebuilt twice in first 60k for.carrier issues then I had a Jeep shop do it again around 85k then the ring and pinion gears started howling whining at 100k. They redid undee warranty installed new gears and locker that round. I thought it was just axle bearings to start with....so..much for the easy fix. I hate the d35 rofl
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Unread 09-26-2012, 06:35 PM   #34
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Shop says, the entire back is hashed. Recommends finding a used rear diff to put in. Any recommendations? This might not be worth it.
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Unread 09-27-2012, 12:00 PM   #35
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Shop says they can put in a new rear end for $4400 . . . yes. . . $4,400. But they could also find a used one, and replace bearings and install for $2,400. . . yes . $2,400. I laughed at them.

Looks like this whole thing was a big fat waste of time and money. Ideas?
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Unread 09-27-2012, 12:02 PM   #36
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Perhaps, if I could find a good used axle at a junk yard, I could swap it out myself. But I don't know how to determine if the used diff is any good.

What is the best way to determine if a used one is going to work better? (before I install it).

If I can't make this work for less than about $600, I'm going to have to sell it and move on.
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Unread 09-27-2012, 12:09 PM   #37
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Even if I could find a working diff, I could probably just slap it in . . right? Seems like that shouldn't cost too much.
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Unread 09-27-2012, 01:46 PM   #38
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I called around. I can get a replacement rear diff from a local wrecking yard for $400 w/ 90 day warranty. I should be able to swap the axle/diff out.

Seems like these rear diffs are a little fragile. If I put in a different one, what is the best way to keep it lasting?
Is there some kind of super oil, that might help keep the bearings healthy for a longer period of time?
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Unread 09-28-2012, 12:50 PM   #39
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OK. I have a Grade "A" Dana Spicer 35 off an '02 GC, 3.73 Ratio, w/ 69k miles I can get for $500. I think I'm gonna pull the trigger on this and just swap it out. Then i'll probably just put in some thick 80w-140 oil and see how long it lasts.

Seriously. . . I'm feeling a little lonely in this thread. Anyone agree or disagree with this decision?
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Unread 09-28-2012, 01:48 PM   #40
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Unread 09-29-2012, 01:30 PM   #41
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Another question. If I'm going to swap axles, should I just upgrade to a dana 44? I don't plan on doing any real off-roading, so if not, then is there any real advantage to a 44? Are the bearings more likely to last in a 44?
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Unread 09-30-2012, 06:44 PM   #42
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Another question. If I'm going to swap axles, should I just upgrade to a dana 44? I don't plan on doing any real off-roading, so if not, then is there any real advantage to a 44? Are the bearings more likely to last in a 44?
How long are you planning on keeping the car? I would spend the extra and get the D44A-it's cheap insurance. I don't have much experience though, as we have gone out of our way to never to buy a Jeep with a D35. I ran mine to 251k and never had an issue with it.
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Unread 10-01-2012, 12:55 AM   #43
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Another question. If I'm going to swap axles, should I just upgrade to a dana 44? I don't plan on doing any real off-roading, so if not, then is there any real advantage to a 44? Are the bearings more likely to last in a 44?
Offcourse, the 44 Are design to handle the torque from the 4.7 and Are more solid, its a popular upgrade.
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Unread 10-01-2012, 12:58 AM   #44
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OK. Then i'll probably just put in some thick 80w-140 oil and see how long it lasts.
Be vice, use the proper Oil for the diff, the numbers tells the viscosity of the Oil, if you have the quadradrive remember to add FM.
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Unread 10-02-2012, 09:45 AM   #45
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Honestly, the cost between a Dana 35 and a Dana 44 is only about $100 (plus whatever it will cost to have the center shaft cut). If I'm going to swap anyways, seems like a 44 is smart. Thanks!

I currently plan to drive it around until I can get enough money together to buy an axle (probably a few weeks). Then I'll purchase a low mileage Dana 44, and see if I get lucky.
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