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Old 04-15-2012, 03:44 PM   #1
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how crucial is it to reinstal yoke the same way it was removed?

so I busted a u joint and removed the drive shaft to repair it but did not mark the the drive shaft and yoke to line it up for reinstall, how important is this?

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Old 04-15-2012, 07:20 PM   #2
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Don't think its important. I never have done that and have never had problems.

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Old 04-15-2012, 09:07 PM   #3
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It dosent matter at all.
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Old 04-16-2012, 07:10 PM   #4
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yea I couldn't figure out why it would be, but it always mentions to do it
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:14 PM   #5
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It may just be one of those things where any adjustment in the pinion flange/yoke is offset by the driveshaft. That's my wild guess.

But no, I've removed mine plenty of times and just put it back on.
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Old 04-16-2012, 10:16 PM   #6
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Actually it can be a bfd. It must be synchronized for two reasons. One, if it is not at full axle droop(or compression) it can cause a veeeeeeery nasty bind. Second, it is balanced so if its backwards it can put undue stress on other drivetrain components(output shaft, bearings, ring/pinion, ect...)

Havng stated all that......
First, assuming you have a stock rear slipyoke, it doesn't effect either of the aforesaid possibilities. Being that neither the balance or the clock have been tampered with on the shaft.
Two, the powers that be, manufactured the front shaft from sliding apart(on all of mine anyway)
Third, our driveshafts arent that long to begin with.
Last, you probably didnt want to know all of ths anyway.
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Old 04-17-2012, 01:16 PM   #7
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yea just was curious, thanks, and another ques..... would you guys recommend replacing the oil seal at the slip yoke before reinstalling the stock yoke and drive shaft? thanks
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If it aint broke, dont fx it.
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Old 04-17-2012, 11:39 PM   #9
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Actually it can be a bfd. It must be synchronized for two reasons. One, if it is not at full axle droop(or compression) it can cause a veeeeeeery nasty bind. Second, it is balanced so if its backwards it can put undue stress on other drivetrain components(output shaft, bearings, ring/pinion, ect...)

Havng stated all that......
First, assuming you have a stock rear slipyoke, it doesn't effect either of the aforesaid possibilities. Being that neither the balance or the clock have been tampered with on the shaft.
Two, the powers that be, manufactured the front shaft from sliding apart(on all of mine anyway)
Third, our driveshafts arent that long to begin with.
Last, you probably didnt want to know all of ths anyway.

Ehh the difference is not going to off anywhere near to affect bind. And the driveshaft is balanced, but what if you replace your driveshaft entirely?
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Old 04-19-2012, 11:30 AM   #10
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also have to replace the yoke cause it got pretty chewed up when the ujoint failed, any tips on where to track one down? I don't think auto parts stores even stock them, just now started lookin and seein if you guys have any secret places to get one
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Old 04-19-2012, 11:39 AM   #11
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try 4 wheel hardware and crown jeep parts and check with local drive shaft shop
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Old 04-21-2012, 02:21 PM   #12
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yea gonna go w crown, any experience w their stuff?

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