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post #1 of 26 Old 11-21-2018, 12:35 PM Thread Starter
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2011 GC WK2 rear drive shaft

The rear rubber flex joint of the drive shaft has torn it self apart. Unfortunately the part doesn't appear to be available and Jeep sell the whole drive shaft. Currently the dealer is saying the drive shaft isn't available until Dec 6th at the earliest (some kind of manufacturing problem).
My question is has any body found the rubber flex joint available seperately?

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post #2 of 26 Old 11-21-2018, 12:48 PM
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I haven't found the joint separate, but there seems to be dealers that have the shaft in stock, if thats an option for you. Rockauto and moparonlineparts.com for example.

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I haven't found the joint separate, but there seems to be dealers that have the shaft in stock, if thats an option for you. Rockauto and moparonlineparts.com for example.
Thanks, yeah both rockauto and mopar show the parts but when you check out they are on back order. I've found one I've ordered out of Florida. I'm looking for a quicker delivery option.
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Yeah, I hate when that happens. Sometimes they are pretty good about showing in stock status, sometimes you get an email days later.
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You might try your local driveshaft shop and see if they can rebuild yours


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Which engine do you have in your WK2?

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The rear rubber flex joint of the drive shaft has torn it self apart. Unfortunately the part doesn't appear to be available and Jeep sell the whole drive shaft. Currently the dealer is saying the drive shaft isn't available until Dec 6th at the earliest (some kind of manufacturing problem).
My question is has any body found the rubber flex joint available seperately?

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I've been looking around and found a guy that used a coupler for a Mercedes. The drivetrain on the Jeep is mostly German. Powertrain Industries GAD01-010. Says it fits perfectly. Been about 10,000 miles since it was done.
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I've been looking around and found a guy that used a coupler for a Mercedes. The drivetrain on the Jeep is mostly German. Powertrain Industries GAD01-010. Says it fits perfectly. Been about 10,000 miles since it was done.
Thanks, thats a great help.
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I've been looking around and found a guy that used a coupler for a Mercedes. The drivetrain on the Jeep is mostly German. Powertrain Industries GAD01-010. Says it fits perfectly. Been about 10,000 miles since it was done.
Unfortunately it was not the correct part, it has 6 bolt holes not 8
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I've looked up the factory drive shaft with the coupler on it. This is the pic I have of it. OEM number is 52853646AE. It has 6 holes. Can you post a picture of yours?
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I think the smaller rear diffs used in the V6 have a three hole flange (6 hole flex disk), larger ones used in the V8 and diesel have a four hole flange (8 hole flex disk). Thats probably why Kolak was asking which engine the OP had.

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Sounds like he has the larger diff.

Powertrain Industries GAD01-010 has 6 holes and may fit the smaller diff. Dunno if there is a Merc model that uses the larger Dif.

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Their catalog is here: https://www.powertrainindustries.com...ber+Flex+Discs

Looks like the GAD01-017, for example, has the same dimensions as the GAD01-010 and it has 8 holes. So if the GAD01-010 seems to fit except for number of holes, the -017 may work.

https://www.powertrainindustries.com...&make=Mercedes
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Assuming that's the correct part number, I do see that driveshaft as being available.

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I've looked up the factory drive shaft with the coupler on it. This is the pic I have of it. OEM number is 52853646AE. It has 6 holes. Can you post a picture of yours?

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Their catalog is here: http://www.powertrainindustries.com/...ber+Flex+Discs

Looks like the GAD01-017, for example, has the same dimensions as the GAD01-010 and it has 8 holes. So if the GAD01-010 seems to fit except for number of holes, the -017 may work.

http://www.powertrainindustries.com/...&make=Mercedes
I didn't realize there were different diffs. Thanks for the heads up. I'll have to crawl under mine and look. I've got an Overland with a Hemi.
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Update,
First off thanks for all the usefull information.
The first coupler I found was the wrong one (6 bolt).
I found the correct part (8 bolt) part number SGR GAD 01-005-Z.
Unortunately for me after aremoval of the drive shaft there damage done by the failing coupler. So I do need a new drive shaft. The availablility date has now pushed back to the 20th I'm told there are 1000 jeep owners currently in the same position.
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