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post #91 of 340 Old 02-15-2009, 05:25 PM
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Thanks for the great write up....I never touched and axle before and was able to do a front brake job and replace my trashed CV joints with u-joints. All in all it took about 2 hours. The hub bolts were the hardest to remove, cant get a impact back there but a box end and a 5lb sledge works great...

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post #92 of 340 Old 02-16-2009, 08:43 PM
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99 jeep cherokee cv joints

How do you change cv joints on 99 jeep grand cherokee? I was watching the 96 replacement and looks easy. Is it the same? Reading manual it says I have to measure the cv joint cup to cv boot end.5 - 39/64 inches. Need help.
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post #93 of 340 Old 02-16-2009, 08:52 PM
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How do you change cv joints on 99 jeep grand cherokee? I was watching the 96 replacement and looks easy. Is it the same? Reading manual it says I have to measure the cv joint cup to cv boot end.5 - 39/64 inches. Need help.
exactly like this thread shows

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great write up... i did a few things this weekend that i thought might leave me needing this info, this makes me feel slightly more confident i could handle things

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Only "difficult" part to this job can be breaking the 3 knuckle bolts, the hub nut, or pulling off the wheel bearing assembly from the knuckle. In all three cases...rust sucks

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post #96 of 340 Old 02-16-2009, 10:00 PM
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This writeup helped me a ton

Also found these videos on youtube of the step by step replace of the cv axle on a 94 ZJ, if you need a little extra help

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nice write up

ive had to replace both my left and right hubs after some good muddin

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Only "difficult" part to this job can be breaking the 3 knuckle bolts, the hub nut, or pulling off the wheel bearing assembly from the knuckle. In all three cases...rust sucks

use the socket behind the hub if you have a buddy and watch your fingers!..this is actually easier than it looks..

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I replaced my hubs over the weekend. That ended up being a pretty easy project. I had one hub bolt that was difficult to remove. Once I bought a longer breaker bar, it broke free pretty easily. I was able to do the second hub in less than an hour.

The only problem is the grinding noise from the front end is still there! The old hubs seemed to be in decent shape. So now there is either something wrong with something in the axle assembly or it's just the natural sounds that come from having an AWD front end.

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I replaced my hubs over the weekend. That ended up being a pretty easy project. I had one hub bolt that was difficult to remove. Once I bought a longer breaker bar, it broke free pretty easily. I was able to do the second hub in less than an hour.

The only problem is the grinding noise from the front end is still there! The old hubs seemed to be in decent shape. So now there is either something wrong with something in the axle assembly or it's just the natural sounds that come from having an AWD front end.
I'd check out your CV joints on the front DS.

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A 99 WJ with Quadra-drive would need the Vari-Lok axles correct? I am replacing the left one.
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Son's first Jeep and I have to fix it already

Jumping over from the CJ forum where I gained years of knowledge from many great fellow jeepers.

Got my son his first vehicle: 1996 GCL with the 5.2 and 116K miles. Brought home and discovered the CV boots were torn in half and joints full of gunk. That would explain the ticking or cracking when backing up with the wheel turned. Panicked a bit at first until I searched and found this thread. If I built my CJ7 from scratch including rebuilding the transmission and t-case, I should be able to handle the front shaft swap. They are fairly cheap ($54 at the local Napa) and this thread will be a great help.

Looking forward to learning a lot more from the GC forum. Have several more repairs to make. Thanks.

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Good luck Jeff, hopefully you don't have too much rust on that ZJ...

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Thanks for the great write up....I never touched and axle before and was able to do a front brake job and replace my trashed CV joints with u-joints. All in all it took about 2 hours. The hub bolts were the hardest to remove, cant get a impact back there but a box end and a 5lb sledge works great...
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One down, one to go. Old woman winter is not kind to chassis and underbodies of vehicles in WI. My trouble isn't that I don't have the right tools or can't get the bolts out. My problem is the rust. It took about 3 hours to get the drivers side done. With all the bolts removed I could not get the hub off. After an hour and a half with a chisel and heavy duty putty knife, it came off. The assembly was cake.

Now on to the passenger side. I have all the bolts out including the hub bolts and the rotor or hub won't come off. Used half a can of PB Blaster and a hammer and pry bar and it won't budge. Any suggestions?


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