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Old 12-30-2012, 11:00 AM   #1
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Front Driveshaft rebuild items

Can anyone please tell me what all is needed to rebuild the front DS? How many U-Joints is needed and is there a specific bearing for it also?

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Old 12-30-2012, 11:14 AM   #2
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I don't have the centering joint p/n here with me but u-joint-wise, you need three total with a very good replacement being the Spicer 5-1310x. That is a direct replacement for what the factory installed but it is stronger and far more durable.

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Old 12-30-2012, 11:24 AM   #3
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The CV centering joint yoke kit is, Spicer part# 211355x
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Old 12-30-2012, 11:32 AM   #4
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Thanks fellas!!
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Old 12-30-2012, 11:51 AM   #5
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These links should help if you need some how to info,
Front Drive Shaft Overhaul - 1
TJ Front Drive Shaft CV Maintenance
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Old 12-30-2012, 01:25 PM   #6
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Im just going to have a shop do it
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Old 12-30-2012, 03:08 PM   #7
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So I took the shaft off and one of the caps and this is what it looks like inside. Looks like rusty water.
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Hey y'all. Buddies jeep had a noise. He took it to the mechanic as I was to busy to diagnose anything for him like I usually do. But the guy said it was a $300 fix and he didn't want to do it because it's difficult. It's the front driveshaft. That piece in between the U-joints is shot. Exactly how difficult is it to fix that?? I used to mow ditches with bush hogs. I've changed a few u-joints by now. And this looks exactly like a bush hog u joint where it connects to the tractor. Figured j search around and it seems y'all are having the same issue.
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:32 PM   #9
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Look three posts above your for all the info needed to rebuild the front drive shaft.
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Old 01-26-2013, 06:57 AM   #10
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They are not that hard to rebuild.... here is an example of a double cardan disassembled from a Bronco, but much the exact same thing

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Hey y'all. Buddies jeep had a noise. He took it to the mechanic as I was to busy to diagnose anything for him like I usually do. But the guy said it was a $300 fix and he didn't want to do it because it's difficult.
That "mechanic" doesn't deserve to be called a mechanic.

Take it to a small independent driveshaft repair shop, not a general garage where the mechanics don't do many driveshafts. Most garages ship driveshafts out to driveshaft shops & never get good at working on them. Rebuilding a CV is a quick & easy job for a guy who knows how to work on driveshafts.
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That "mechanic" doesn't deserve to be called a mechanic.

Take it to a small independent driveshaft repair shop, not a general garage where the mechanics don't do many driveshafts. Most garages ship driveshafts out to driveshaft shops & never get good at working on them. Rebuilding a CV is a quick & easy job for a guy who knows how to work on driveshafts.
That's kinda what I figured when he started trying to explain it. But if someone can do U-joints pretty well can they do this job?

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