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Unread Today, 07:52 PM   #1
DTieu1
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What broke on my drive shaft?

Today, I got done washing my Jeep and engine compartment. When I parked it inside my garage I opened the hood and noticed a small line of oil on my hood. Then I looked under it saw oil or lube, near my drive shaft, I see a piece of rubber or metal piece hanging off a little, Is this a cheap fix or should I take it to the dealer, since I have warranty on it. About 12,000 miles on it. It has a 3 inch lift with 35 inch tires. Can you guys help me out?

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What year? 2012 and up and I would say it couldn't handle the pinion angle of the 3" lift. Mine is 2.5 and driveshaft is pushed to its maximum. Suggest aftermarket driveshafts with that much lift.
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What year? 2012 and up and I would say it couldn't handle the pinion angle of the 3" lift. Mine is 2.5 and driveshaft is pushed to its maximum. Suggest aftermarket driveshafts with that much lift.
Okay, I just looked at it, It looks like the boot of it broke and thats the reason why the oil is everywhere. Would you recommend front and back drive shaft replacement?
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If you have a 4 door the rear shaft will last longer because the angle is not as steep. But I would just get 2 coast shafts and be done with it.
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If you have a 4 door the rear shaft will last longer because the angle is not as steep. But I would just get 2 coast shafts and be done with it.
Yeah, You're right. Should I have the dealership fix it for now then get it replace. I was going to do it myself anyways. Its a 2014 Jeep Wrangler 4 door.
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Explain the line of oil on the hood. I had a leaky power steering pump and the pulley was flinging the fluid on the hood liner making a line.
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