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Unread 09-25-2012, 06:05 PM   #1
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Axle Stub Shaft Interchange Between YJ and TJ

Hi guys

I'm working on getting my jeep through inspection and I needed to replace my spindle. I have a dana 30 in the front, bone stock.

While taking off the hub assemble the axle shaft nut completely stripped off so the threads are screwed. I've got two questions.

1) how do I get the bearing assembly/housing off of the spindle. I've taken all of the bolts out and its not budging. Is it pressed on? Haynes manual says nothing about it. Tried prying with a screwdriver, tried a hammer. I'm not worried about breaking it because I have a replacement.

2) due to the stripped axle stub shaft I need another one. I got the spindle off of a grand Cherokee. I was wondering if the axle stub shafts were interchangeable between the YJ, Cherokees and grand Cherokees. Any advice will be a huge help.

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Unread 09-25-2012, 06:25 PM   #2
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So your unit bearing is stuck to the knuckle? If so, here's how to get it free... http://www.stu-offroad.com/axle/unit...tbearing-1.htm

Here's the complete thing on replacing the entire inner/outer shaft.

http://www.stu-offroad.com/axle/d30/axle-1.htm

And how to install a one-piece D30 shaft into an older YJ D30 that came with two-piece shaft on the passenger side. http://www.stu-offroad.com/axle/yjd3...jconvert-1.htm
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So your unit bearing is stuck to the knuckle? If so, here's how to get it free... http://www.stu-offroad.com/axle/unit...tbearing-1.htm

Here's the complete thing on replacing the entire inner/outer shaft.

http://www.stu-offroad.com/axle/d30/axle-1.htm

And how to install a one-piece D30 shaft into an older YJ D30 that came with two-piece shaft on the passenger side. http://www.stu-offroad.com/axle/yjd3...jconvert-1.htm
And/or you can use just the outer shaft by removing the u-joint. All TJ/XJ/YJ use the same outers. But beware, there are different unit bearings and they can all work if they are matched with the correct offset brake rotor. So look into those details. Don't know any specifics on ZJ stuff or anti-lock type outers.
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Unread 09-25-2012, 08:54 PM   #4
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All TJ/XJ/YJ use the same outers.
Are you sure about that? I thought only 95 YJ's used the 760/297 u-joints and earlier models used the 260's? Same with XJ's...but not sure when they made the switch...maybe '96?
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Are you sure about that? I thought only 95 YJ's used the 760/297 u-joints and earlier models used the 260's? Same with XJ's...but not sure when they made the switch...maybe '96?
Sorry, yes late '95 and newer for u-joint sizing. The lengths are the same.
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