Rear Driveshaft ? - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > Models > Jeep Wrangler Forums > TJ Wrangler Technical Forum > Rear Driveshaft ?

Rampage Bowless Soft Top Oconee offroadAlloy USA Still AvailableAdvance Adapters SYE Kits

Reply
Unread 02-24-2008, 04:38 PM   #1
apexjeepinjoe
Registered User
2002 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Boise,ID
Posts: 1,306
Rear Driveshaft ?

When removing the rear driveshaft after you remove the straps and the bolts for the ujoint is the drive shaft just supposed to pull out? There is a big dampener looking thing right by the transfer case. Does that stay there or come off? Any help would be good. I have a vibration and I have narrowed it down to the rear driveshaft I think but I can't get it out.

__________________
~Joe~

2012 Wrangler Rubicon(my woman's ride)
2002 Wrangler Apex Edition(with lots of goodies)
1988 Comanche(stock for now)
1970 Jeepster Commando(a work In progress)
apexjeepinjoe is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 02-24-2008, 04:46 PM   #2
TrailWorthyFab
TrailWorthyFab.com
 
TrailWorthyFab's Avatar
2005 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: WICHITA, KANSAS
Posts: 1,743
Well....On my jeep my drive shaft looks like this.




And yes. Just remove the bolts for the straps and the drive shaft will just fall out. Be carefull not to lose the caps on your u joints. I put tape over them when I take it in to have them rebuilt.

Todd
__________________
BUY IT DONT' BUILD IT!! You will be money and time ahead. (Flip off)
TrailWorthyFab is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 02-24-2008, 04:52 PM   #3
UTmike
Registered User
2002 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Rochester, MN
Posts: 1,184
The black boot on the transfercase side stays in place. If you take off the metal clip going around the boot, you should be able to pull the drive shaft straight out.
old-shaft.jpg  
__________________
4.5" RE SF Lift, 1" BL, 35" Cooper Discoverer STT, Lockrite Locker, 8.8 Rear, AA SYE, Tom Woods DS, Sliders, Skids, Bumpers, Rear Stinger, RockCrusher Diff Covers, 8000# Winch, Herc'd Tub, Homemade Deck Cover, On Board Misting System and Faucet
UTmike is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 02-24-2008, 04:56 PM   #4
apexjeepinjoe
Registered User
2002 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Boise,ID
Posts: 1,306
What is the purpose of that dampener?? Also how would you know if it was no good? How does the dampener come off?
__________________
~Joe~

2012 Wrangler Rubicon(my woman's ride)
2002 Wrangler Apex Edition(with lots of goodies)
1988 Comanche(stock for now)
1970 Jeepster Commando(a work In progress)
apexjeepinjoe is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 02-24-2008, 05:49 PM   #5
UTmike
Registered User
2002 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Rochester, MN
Posts: 1,184
Quote:
Originally Posted by apexjeepinjoe View Post
What is the purpose of that dampener?? Also how would you know if it was no good? How does the dampener come off?
I don't know if they go bad really. So I wouldn't know how to know if it's bad or not. But to get mine off I removed the drive shaft and then used a gear puller to yank it off. It's already off in the picture below but it shows how I did it.
sye.jpg
__________________
4.5" RE SF Lift, 1" BL, 35" Cooper Discoverer STT, Lockrite Locker, 8.8 Rear, AA SYE, Tom Woods DS, Sliders, Skids, Bumpers, Rear Stinger, RockCrusher Diff Covers, 8000# Winch, Herc'd Tub, Homemade Deck Cover, On Board Misting System and Faucet
UTmike is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 02-24-2008, 06:20 PM   #6
apexjeepinjoe
Registered User
2002 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Boise,ID
Posts: 1,306
Quote:
Originally Posted by UTmike View Post
I don't know if they go bad really. So I wouldn't know how to know if it's bad or not. But to get mine off I removed the drive shaft and then used a gear puller to yank it off. It's already off in the picture below but it shows how I did it.
Attachment 44295
Thanks so that dampener doesn't spin then does it?
__________________
~Joe~

2012 Wrangler Rubicon(my woman's ride)
2002 Wrangler Apex Edition(with lots of goodies)
1988 Comanche(stock for now)
1970 Jeepster Commando(a work In progress)
apexjeepinjoe is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 02-24-2008, 06:40 PM   #7
UTmike
Registered User
2002 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Rochester, MN
Posts: 1,184
Quote:
Originally Posted by apexjeepinjoe View Post
Thanks so that dampener doesn't spin then does it?
No, the dampener doesn't spin.
__________________
4.5" RE SF Lift, 1" BL, 35" Cooper Discoverer STT, Lockrite Locker, 8.8 Rear, AA SYE, Tom Woods DS, Sliders, Skids, Bumpers, Rear Stinger, RockCrusher Diff Covers, 8000# Winch, Herc'd Tub, Homemade Deck Cover, On Board Misting System and Faucet
UTmike is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 02-24-2008, 06:59 PM   #8
apexjeepinjoe
Registered User
2002 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Boise,ID
Posts: 1,306
Quote:
Originally Posted by UTmike View Post
No, the dampener doesn't spin.
Thanks thats what i thought. Thanks for all you help!!
__________________
~Joe~

2012 Wrangler Rubicon(my woman's ride)
2002 Wrangler Apex Edition(with lots of goodies)
1988 Comanche(stock for now)
1970 Jeepster Commando(a work In progress)
apexjeepinjoe is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 02-24-2008, 08:21 PM   #9
Dogman
Registered User
1997 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Boise, Idaho
Posts: 5,225
From the FSM:
Quote:
REMOVAL
(1) Shift the transmission and transfer case into
Neutral.
(2) Hoist and support vehicle on safety stands.
(3) Scribe alignment marks at the pinion shaft and
at each end of the propeller shaft. These marks will
be used for installation reference.
(4) Remove the U-joint strap bolts at the pinion
shaft yoke.
(5) Pry open clamp holding the dust boot to propeller
shaft yoke (Fig. 15).
(6) Slide the slip yoke off of the transmission/
transfer case output
__________________
Dogman is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 02-24-2008, 09:47 PM   #10
ptowntj
Registered User
2001 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Bishop, CA
Posts: 1,222
That dampner confused me a bit as I wasn't expecting it, because some rigs don't have it..I just rented a puller and yanked it off.
__________________
8 lug xj.
ptowntj is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.
Note: All free e-mails have been banned due to mis-use. (Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc.)
Don't have a non-free e-mail address? Click here for a solution: Manual Account Creation
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Thread Tools


Suggested Threads





Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.