I recently discovered that the "tick, tick, tick..." I was hearing from under my TJ was the driveshaft flopping around (actually dropping down) as the u-joints slid in the pinion yoke retaining straps. At fist I thought this was a u-joint problem and replaced those (needed it any way) and the retaining straps.
The problem is the same even after replacing the retaining straps and I'm wondering if the issue is with the yoke.
I'm getting the impression that this sliding u-joint is a common problem. Anyone know of successful fixes? Has replacing the pinion yoke worked for anyone trying to stop this?
Thanks for any advice and sharing your experience.