When you push up on the slip yoke, is there more than 1/2" deflection/free play?
My stock shaft wore out here and also, when the PO did the lift, he did not re-do the shaft and it was "slipped out" more than stock. I put on a tattons shaft that was mucho bigger and thicker for fairly cheap ($150)
I agree w/lucdog. You got off cheap. Could you imagine if that sucker let loose while pulling? I'm shuddering just thinking about 1/2 the shaft going through the oil pan, a chunk going into the fan...or some such catastrophe. Ya may wanna pull the front diff cover and do a little inspection. You were gonna service it w/new fluid anyway, right?
Now if I can borrow a paint booth to lay down some Loden Green Metallic (w/a little extra metal flake).
I forget who had that sweet Green Golden Eagle that helped me decide to keep it the original color. Thanx guys!
i had a strap around the bush and i had the winch cable hooked to it. i tried to use just the winch but even with the breaks on it was pulling the jeep to it so i put it in 4low and went forward for some slack and then i backed up. 3 or 4 pulls pulled the bush out. it wasent that difficult and i had no idea that this could hurt the jeep. i feel this is a weak point that i didn't know about. according to quadratech the length i need is 31.75 collapsed.
Using your winch as anchor point for pulling is also a bad thing, its hard on the brake of winch.