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post #1 of 10 Old 07-09-2019, 07:33 AM Thread Starter
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OK to Remove Driveshafts?

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1. As the title says, I want to double check to make sure I can safely drive without the front or rear drive shaft (obviously one at a time and not for an extended time).

I have some vibration and noise that I want to start narrowing in on. I suspect something with my driveshafts. From browsing through the forums I think I can drive without the shafts with my model Jeep but want to confirm.

2. As a follow up, are there any good writeups, videos to recommend to measure driveshaft angles? I've never measured the angles since I've had the Jeep so I have no idea what I'm even looking for or doing. I found a few generic videos of other cars and I'm assuming it will be the same process, but wanted to check with you guys.

I'm going to get a gauge soon to rule that out. My Jeep is loud and it's getting annoying!

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post #2 of 10 Old 07-09-2019, 09:10 AM
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96-98 is safe to remove the front shaft.

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post #3 of 10 Old 07-09-2019, 09:19 AM Thread Starter
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OK, that's what I thought.

Can it be driven with just the front driveshaft and the rear driveshaft removed?
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4lo only. If you're in AWD, removing rear shaft will cause huge strain on the VC, so you would fry it really quicly.

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Yup, in 4lo you can pull the rear shaft, but it would be the equivalent of pulling the front on a first gen case if you tried it in AWD.

When you have it in 4lo and FWD you are legally required to post a video of the front wheel burn out you do.
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Yup, in 4lo you can pull the rear shaft, but it would be the equivalent of pulling the front on a first gen case if you tried it in AWD.

When you have it in 4lo and FWD you are legally required to post a video of the front wheel burn out you do.
LOL, I will keep that in mind then!

So pulling the front (only driving with the rear) I can keep it in 4W All Time, and when I pull the rear driveshaft (only driving with front) it needs to be in 4lo and I will need to post a video of a burnout?
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So pulling the front (only driving with the rear) I can keep it in 4W All Time, and when I pull the rear driveshaft (only driving with front) it needs to be in 4lo and I will need to post a video of a burnout?
Yup, youíve got it.

Donít run for too long with the rear shaft removed on an internal slip yoke case, some of the fluid will leak out the back.


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It's also worth mentioning that it is not a good idea to apply wide open throttle with the rear DS removed unless you are planning on replacing the R&P.

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Donít run for too long with the rear shaft removed on an internal slip yoke case, some of the fluid will leak out the back.
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It's also worth mentioning that it is not a good idea to apply wide open throttle with the rear DS removed unless you are planning on replacing the R&P.
True that. I ran on the front shaft for a couple of weeks while I was driveshaft shopping post-SYE and man did I ever baby that thing. No way that axle was designed to run as the primary mover.

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