I crawled under my 96ZJ and noticed I have the U-joint axles, and they are BAD!!! I did not get a very close look at it yet, but I can just replace the u-joints right? Should be the same as changing the front u-joint on a rear drive shaft? Or do you replace the whole works axles and all??? I've changed them on the front of a 89 f-150 many of times... (I have 38s in the front welded spyders..) This procedure does not look bad, if it is the same for my 96... I can turn my front drive shaft about a quarter turn before the tires move... Lots of slop!!!! Thanks for any info!!!
I could have sworn I already asked this in this thread.. Are the holes that the splined shafts go into open to the differential? How do you avoid getting that sludgy grease in the axle tubes in there? Can you clean out that grease?
I have a '94 Jeep GC (ZJ) that has U-joint axles. Can u-joint axles be replaced with CV axles? If that's even possible would it be a good choice or is it better to stick with the u-joints? I'm pretty sure it's my u-joints that are bad. It makes a squeak/thumping noise when I turn SLOWLY. Should I just replace the u-joints, or the whole assembly? Thanks for the great insight.
Should I replace the wheel bearings when I replace the axle shafts? What other parts should I plan on. I haven't done the axle shafts before and want to be sure I have all the parts before I begin. I can't afford to have a shop do it, but with the money I save doing it on my own I'm willing to put some extra parts in while I have it taken apart (I'm planning on doing both left and right sides).