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Unread 01-17-2014, 04:20 PM   #31
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I purchased the 3 online. The front bushing looked fine but upon close inspection the rubber was separated from the metal bracket. The upper bushing was totally shot and the passenger side was like new.

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Unread 01-18-2014, 12:46 AM   #32
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$59 here: http://www.znwoffroad.com/ I can't remember the part number though... got the othe other 2 at Quadratec for $20 ea...
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Unread 01-18-2014, 12:52 AM   #33
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Exact link: http://www.shopjeepparts.com/front-a...r-p-15205.html Part# 52114354AA
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Unread 02-28-2014, 11:22 PM   #34
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so just as a "helper hint" I used my saws-all and cut out the rubber of the two bushings mounted on the axle, then used the sawsall again to cut through the metal of the bushing sleeve in two locations opposite of each other, be careful not to get into the metal of the axle housing, the saws-all chews through the bushing pretty quickly. After cutting, I used a air hammer and each one of the bushings were out in about two burps of the air hammer. Next i used a ball joint press to reinstall the new bushings. i replaced all three diff bushings in about 2.5 hours using this method, but i had a lift so that helped a TON. That time was start to finish.
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Unread 03-10-2014, 05:49 PM   #35
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I wonder if proactively replacing # 1 would make #2a nd #3 live longer?
I've read of posts were guys filled the unbroken rubber bushings with 3M window weld to prevent the bushing from tearing.

http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3...gl1ZRC9RGN5Fbl

you have to use your fingers, so wear good gloves cuz your fingers will be black when you are done. I plan to do my bushings this summer.
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Unread 03-10-2014, 07:17 PM   #36
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I bought mine off eBay from SteveWhiteMotors.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/JEEP-OEM-520...item3385affb7b

$62.24 for the 2 with free shipping.

And the front one is:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/JEEP-OEM-521...item3385affaa9

For $117.49


My labor was only 2 hours for the 2 diff bushings. ($120 total)
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Unread 04-12-2014, 04:48 AM   #37
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No one mentioned this, but does the front diff need to be drained? Also, how long do the motor mounts last in these things? My 5.7 is at 115,000 miles.
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Unread 04-12-2014, 06:34 AM   #38
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No one mentioned this, but does the front diff need to be drained? Also, how long do the motor mounts last in these things? My 5.7 is at 115,000 miles.
No need to drain. If you have over 100,000 miles they're more then likely bad. If they are, you should hear a "clunk" when you shift into reverse from park.
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Unread 04-12-2014, 09:58 PM   #39
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No need to drain. If you have over 100,000 miles they're more then likely bad. If they are, you should hear a "clunk" when you shift into reverse from park.
I am sure my diff mounts are toast.

How long do the motor mounts last???
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Unread 05-28-2014, 05:50 PM   #40
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I have a slight clunk when shifting out of P, not horrible but after reading up on it I am sure it will only get worse over time (110k miles so its probably time). Is the writeup here the same for a 2wd as a 4wd (I have a 2wd for reference)?

Looks like something I will be adding to the to do list, but something I will have to make sure I set aside a weekend to do just in case I run into issues.
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Unread 05-28-2014, 10:10 PM   #41
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The local Big O Tire gave me an estimate of $450 in labor, I already had the parts. When I picked it up, he said they should have charged me twice that cause it was a pain in their ***! Lol. My clunk is cured. Wish I had them keep the parts so I could look at them, it was pretty bad before hand.
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Unread 05-29-2014, 11:15 AM   #42
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I bought 2 of the bushings for above the diff, the front one was in good shape still, I would buy and replace the other 2 first before even trying the front one, given the costs associated with it. My front one was in good shape, so I haven't bothered.

I do have 1 of the 2 bushings left, If anyone is interested in it.

It was super easy to do this on my driveway on my back. I used the sawsall to get the old one out, but pressing the new one in was a challenge. took me only about 75-90 min to drop it, remove it, press one new bushing then jack it all back up.

Make sure YOU DISCONNECT THE ABS SENSOR on the top of the Diff too before you start this, less chance of breaking the wire.
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Unread 07-10-2014, 07:52 PM   #43
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About to tackle this next week. A little worried since my bolts are rusted pretty good. Broke one putting on a sway bar.

Do you have to remove the drive shaft on both ends or can you just unbolt the side attached to the front diff?
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Unread 07-10-2014, 08:50 PM   #44
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So all the guys who replaced the two side bushings only did that fix the clunking.
Let me know. The side ones look easy to do.

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Unread 07-11-2014, 10:18 AM   #45
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So all the guys who replaced the two side bushings only did that fix the clunking.
Let me know. The side ones look easy to do.

Thanks
Yes, I only replaced the drivers side one actually; and that fixed the noise, and that was the only bad one. It was nice to only spend 60 on (2) bushings and not have to replace the spendy front one.

(edit 7-31) I have a diff bushing for sale, $15 if anyone is interested Link here

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Do you have to remove the drive shaft on both ends or can you just unbolt the side attached to the front diff?
And yes, removing the driveshaft was helpful, its only the 4 bolts in the front and like 8 or 10 @ the T-case.
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