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Unread 12-01-2008, 08:31 PM   #76
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New member here jus picked up a 95 GC Laredo V8 in excellent shape exclusive of the passenger side half-shaft and this write up made my frist time all of 45 mins . Thanx a bunch.

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Unread 12-10-2008, 01:52 PM   #77
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I just did the drivers side today on my 96 GC and my god this is a pain in the *** when you only have 12point boxend wrenches and the bolts that haven't been touched from the factory.

But i got her done, and will double check everything once I get some sockets.
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Unread 12-10-2008, 02:25 PM   #78
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Ok, I installed a new axle shaft today. After Napa shipped in an axle with busted tone rings, I picked up a remanufactured unit for $116 after tax. New units are cheaper then remanufactured units (go figure) but they couldn't get a new one until Thursday and work doesn't like me working from home all the time

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i know this seem like a dumb question but is this what some people also call the half-shaft?
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Unread 12-10-2008, 02:53 PM   #79
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You are correct sir.
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Unread 12-10-2008, 04:39 PM   #80
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You are correct sir.
thank god i found this, i have been needing to replace these of my brothers XJ for months now, i finally know the process thanks so much, it might make it so he doesnt have to drive mine when he comes home for christmas from the navy
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Unread 12-10-2008, 11:55 PM   #81
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question i see u have the newer style Calipers?

is it the same with teeve's? and what about abs? idk im worried imma screw up abs and then bam more problems!
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Unread 12-11-2008, 01:09 AM   #82
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I used this write up two weeks ago and wanted to thank the OP for providing it. Very comprehensive!

I elected to use the $12 cv boot kits instead of remanufactured axles. The way the CV joint is shrouded and also is part of a solid axle seems to keep the joints fairly clean even with torn boots. Compare to IFS where the CV has vertical and axial flex - the boot will get much dirtier. I cleaned them out anyway and did the new boots and such and all is well in ZJ-town.

The axle will pull through the knuckle without affecting the ABS ring or sensor - the CV boot diameter is smaller than the hole in the knuckle and the sensor is securely fastened in place. Don't worry about the ABS!

Like every job, this one was made easier with the help of ratcheting box-end wrenches. Also, the wrench-on-wrench technique was very handy.
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Unread 12-11-2008, 07:27 AM   #83
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question i see u have the newer style Calipers?

is it the same with teeve's? and what about abs? idk im worried imma screw up abs and then bam more problems!
Yes, it is the exact same
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Unread 01-19-2009, 05:14 PM   #84
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Add me to the list of people this thread has helped. Only problem I ran into was one bolt on the caliper mounting...stripped! Gotta be more careful next time I put this thing back together. Ooof.

Thanks again AGJ.
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Unread 01-19-2009, 07:16 PM   #85
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My pleasure I probably didn't put enough emphasis on the fact that removing some of those back side bolts (caliper or hub or axle nut) can be pretty frustrating sometimes.
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Unread 01-19-2009, 07:39 PM   #86
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Actually, removal of them wasn't a biggie as I had just done the brakes a year ago. Unfortunately, I musta (or the PO, but most likely me) cranked on those caliper bolts too tightly. Should be all set to reassemble the rest tomorrow after work. Anyway, great writeup and the pics help quite a bit for a guy who's never replaced an axle shaft or a unit bearing-
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Unread 02-11-2009, 02:47 PM   #87
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Finally got around to the passenger side a week ago and bought a set of brandy-new Timken hub assemblies. One of the bolt holes in the NEW hub assembly was stripped. Had to return it and buy a different brand (I went with National).

So far, all is good with new shafts and new hub assemblies. For the brake caliper stripped bolt hole, I ended up taking the caliper to a local machine shop for them to re-tap and insert a helicoil. Everything is back together and running great-
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Unread 02-11-2009, 04:16 PM   #88
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arlo, question
do you have to remove that hub nut?
if so im gonna be in for some fun.. and new tools....
im assuming its the exact same for a zj (for the most part)
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Unread 02-11-2009, 04:26 PM   #89
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arlo, question
do you have to remove that hub nut?
if so im gonna be in for some fun.. and new tools....
im assuming its the exact same for a zj (for the most part)
the nut on the ZJ is a little bigger , the Mic tells me it`s a 36 mm , I use a 1-7/16 socket , it`s not a tight fit but works . Yes , the nut has to come off

Nice write up Ryan , if I had a $ for every time it was used I`d be on LA`s
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Unread 02-11-2009, 04:40 PM   #90
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36mm is correct - the hub nut holds the axle shaft to the unit bearing, so you absolutely have to remove it.

An impact gun (even the Harbor Freight "emergency" 12v impact gun does the trick) is very helpful.
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