post #1 of Old 07-02-2013, 08:40 AM Thread Starter
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Front Drive shaft

I have been hearing a noise in the front and have isolated to the frond drive shaft. There seems to be some slop in the (what I am calling ) slip yoke right before the U Joint (which also has to be replaced). My question is.... is the slop acceptable or is there a seal that needs to be replaced? I know there is a zerk on it but what other maintenance needs to be done on this?

Thanks for the input. I just didn't know what terms to search for

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post #2 of Old 07-02-2013, 08:53 AM
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The front drive shaft only turns when engaged 4wd. Are you hearing the noise all the time or just in 4wd?

Edit to answear question --> The driveshaft should not have slop in the slip joint. A drive shaft company can fix it.
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post #3 of Old 07-02-2013, 09:20 AM
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In 2WD, you should NOT hear a thing.
With the shaft now removed. Test drive the Jeep with the hubs locked ans un-locked to confirm the issue is the DS.
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post #4 of Old 07-02-2013, 10:58 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks. The noise is all the time and not just engaged. Will look at getting repaired. It is sloppy where the shaft goes into the sleeve and not the u joint itself.
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Thanks. The noise is all the time and not just engaged. Will look at getting repaired. It is sloppy where the shaft goes into the sleeve and not the u joint itself.
Just to make sure you understood the responses. If the noise is all the time it is not the front drive shaft or front drive shaft u joints.

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post #6 of Old 07-02-2013, 12:34 PM
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[quote=moc;15632713]just to make sure you understood the responses. If the noise is all the time it is not the front drive shaft of front drive shaft u joints.[/quo

THIS X-2!
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