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Old 12-18-2012, 07:51 PM   #1
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Axle search...

Im on the hunt for a TJ Rubicon Front Dana 44. Once again, Ive had one crap out and I refuse to be given the business by the dealership again. Any leads are much appreciated!

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Old 12-18-2012, 07:58 PM   #2
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What "crapped out" on your current Rubi 44? You may be better off replacing parts rather than finding another depending on what happened.

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Old 12-20-2012, 12:33 AM   #3
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I'm still waiting for a diagnosis. Hopefully it's only gears and maybe shafts...
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:35 AM   #4
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What were you doing to make it crap out...again.

If your activities are causing it to die repeatedly, you might wanna upgrade the internals or swap to a stronger axle like a d60.
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Old 12-21-2012, 12:24 AM   #5
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I honestly have been really easy on it since I had T-case issues in '09. Only 1 or 2 trail rides since then and they were modest rides at best. I had some outer shaft and u joint issues back in spring time. Im starting to think that I didn't do the best job replacing the outer seal. Jeep is at a friends shop and they are telling me that a rebuild is probably not work, that I need a whole new setup. The timing couldn't be any better. I drove from Atlanta to Knoxville (3hr) and back last thursday without a bump, a tick, or a whine. Saturday afternoon, it seized up while I was in a turnlane at a busy intersection. I managed to get out of the road and into a parking lot. I was all alone while trouble shooting. Once i figured out it was a front end problem, I had it towed to the shop. Front axle was seized up and I watched in agony as the guy wenched it up onto the flatbed, tires grinding and skidding the whole way. Seriously though, this could not have happened at a worse time.
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Old 12-21-2012, 10:07 AM   #6
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Good thing about axles is they are not rocket science, if the tubes are bent, then get on craiglist and live there, if not, figure out of its the ring and pinion or the shafts, get some new bearings and take it to somebody who knows what they are doing and be done with it.

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