Rust of all things has conspired to grind away the seals on my front axle u joints.
The insides were barely worn at 200 k kms but they each gave way on the inside trunnions and were perfect on the outers.
Maybe this is a normal wear pattern but the seals were ground away on one trunnion and perfect on the other.
I have searched the forum and see that the Spicer 570x is the preferred replacement for most users. I hate to admit it but the vehicle is stock so its really will not get the torque stresses of big wheels.
I tried the local shops to no avail no one sells these and all claim that their strores brand is just as good. I am always suspicios of people who have to have a VIN number to look up a part for your vehicle so I came here.
Where can one purchase safely online a set of correct front axle u joints for a:
2002 Jeep TJ Sport.?
It has what appears to be the standard D30 front axle
( its odd but the darned joints were hard as heck to get out, the hardest u joints I have ever removed )
I replaced mine a few months ago. No problem getting them out. A-Zones were Chinese. Napa was USA built so I got those and so far so good. I couldn't get Spicers locally and didn't have time to wait since the jeeps my DD.
They are on ebay right now for as cheap as $18/each plus $11.66 in shipping, so $29.66 total.
The local Fleet Pride here sells them for $24. I'm pretty sure Fleet Pride is a national chain.
Huh, maybe I'm just not looking in the right places I've never heard of Fleet Pride until you mentioned it. I did a google search and sure enough we have one not too far away from where I am. If they have the 5-760 joints for $24, I'll definitely go there next time.