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post #31 of 340 Old 07-28-2007, 07:17 AM
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You'd never guess that I was going to do this for the first time this morning. Great write up- you rock.

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post #32 of 340 Old 07-28-2007, 09:57 AM Thread Starter
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Good luck

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post #33 of 340 Old 07-28-2007, 08:57 PM
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Thanks Ryan.

Looks like mine last year on tip over challenge:


You've given me motivation to get off my buttocks...
I'll be doing the same side - maybe tomorrow if NAPA has the axle in stock

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rockauto.com was cheaper then napa in my area.
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post #35 of 340 Old 09-12-2007, 10:32 AM
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Thank you so much for this, I'll be replacing mine this weekend... then the ZJ goes up for sale
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post #36 of 340 Old 11-13-2007, 03:04 PM
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is this the same for the zj? becuase i ripped my cv boot (front right )and now when i drive i hear clicking so i dont know if its due to the boot just being ripped or my axle is bad
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post #37 of 340 Old 11-13-2007, 03:42 PM Thread Starter
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Yep, exact same procedure.

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post #38 of 340 Old 11-14-2007, 02:20 AM
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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!!!
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post #39 of 340 Old 05-10-2008, 05:55 PM
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it took me 2.5 hours. Since it was my first time. But that was my first wheel bearing ever.

Next time, it will be much easier. Great write up. Appreciate the help.



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post #40 of 340 Old 05-10-2008, 06:05 PM
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Awesome! Thanks. I need to do this next weekend.
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post #41 of 340 Old 05-10-2008, 07:05 PM
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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?
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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.
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Yes U-joint axle shafts can be replaced with CV axle shafts.

CV's turn a bit smoother compared to u-joints, otherwise U-joints are stronger.

Replace the u-joints if you want to save some money, or the whole assembly if you want to save some time.

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post #44 of 340 Old 06-09-2008, 10:59 PM
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Thanks for this great write up with pictures. I still haven't done anything about my bearings..this will shine some light on how to do it.
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post #45 of 340 Old 06-10-2008, 07:58 AM
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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).
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