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Old 02-11-2013, 08:36 PM   #1
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I have an issue with my rear ujoint. I bought it with a questionable one, so I replaced it after it started showing. It went bad in about 6 months. I had it replaced at a shop, it went bad 8 months later, so I put another one in, and the shackle bolt snapped a couple weeks later. I drilled out the bolt and all of the other threads and converted to Ubolts instead of shackle straps. Now a week later it is going again - but I finally see my real issue. I know, don't fix symptoms, fix causes. 10-4.

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The caps are "free" to slip about a 1/4" ea out to the end of the pinion (right? where it meets the chunk), so after a while they allow enough space for the pins to drop and she is toast.

How, or what, do I need in order to fix this? I did engines, suspension, and electrical, trans and gearboxes I never got in to. Help?

Oh yeah, 94 YJ stock driveline. 4.0 I6, AX15

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Old 02-11-2013, 10:30 PM   #2
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The caps should push all the way into the cross section and get locked down with no room to move. If yours has slip then something about the setup is not right.

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Old 02-11-2013, 10:45 PM   #3
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The caps should push all the way into the cross section and get locked down with no room to move. If yours has slip then something about the setup is not right.
Something certainly ain't right. It's like I am supposed to have a longer Ujoint on the pinion yoke, but on the DS it is the right size. 1330 ujoint, what it calls for in a 94.

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Old 02-12-2013, 02:33 PM   #4
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Maybe the yoke is the wrong size????
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Old 02-12-2013, 03:00 PM   #5
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Maybe the yoke is the wrong size????
Thats what it seems like, but it all appears stock. I really don't want to put in a new rear end
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Old 02-12-2013, 08:36 PM   #6
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So if I need a new pinion yoke, is this worth it?

http://lynchburg.craigslist.org/pts/3493095807.html

D44 for 550$ with 3.73, which is fine for me. I don't crawl. Pretty straight forward install, yes? Good deal, too much, just right?

Or put a new yoke in at 65$ + a seal and have a bastard Ujoint (1310/1330), which I hear exists

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-1310-PIN...a58b89&vxp=mtr
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Old 02-12-2013, 09:53 PM   #7
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Or I can get a used D35 for 150 from a 87 YJ...

I have no clue here...lol

Oh, the used D35 is a 3.07 and I assume I have 3.55, neither the D35 or D44 will drop in. I haven't really confirmed my gears, though.

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