post #1 of Old 05-06-2013, 12:49 PM Thread Starter
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Rear end assembly parts shematic

Does anyone on here have a breakdown of the rear end assembly of a WJ? My axle went out and I bought a used one from caliper to caliper. Now the decision is whether to swasp the whole thing or just raid the parts....

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post #2 of Old 05-06-2013, 12:57 PM
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Depends on how your axle "went out". If it was internal to the gearset, then I would do a full swap (assuming the used one is sound), because raiding for parts and getting all the settings and gear mesh just right might be harder. If it was just a bearing or seal, maybe raid for parts.
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post #3 of Old 05-06-2013, 01:24 PM Thread Starter
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It appears that the caliper locked up and over heated the entire thing. I was driving and then there was no power going to the wheel. When I got out and looked under it, the hub and axle housing were glowing red. I can hear the axle turning in the hub but it is not "connected".
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post #4 of Old 05-06-2013, 02:01 PM
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swap the whole thing. don't even bother opening up the old one.

'97 zj 5.2, some stuff, some other suff, and some things that even work sometimes.

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post #5 of Old 05-06-2013, 04:47 PM
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You may be able to change the axles but the ring and pinion are matched sets and will take a good bit of time if you swap over parts. I would swap out whole thing. Also check both assemblies to see if it is posi-rear or limited slip.

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