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Old 12-19-2012, 10:23 AM   #1
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Rear Drive Shaft replacement

I broke my OEM rear drive shaft yesterday & am having to 4x4 it every I go for now. I have a '04 4.0L I6 TJ & everywhere I look to order a replacement I only see parts for 2.5L 4cyl and its not the right year. Any clues as to why I can find this stinkin part? Or am i lookin in wrong spots. The last thing I wanna do is to order it from a Dealership & be broke when I leave. Any suggestions?

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Old 12-19-2012, 06:28 PM   #2
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I've got one off a 01, you pay for shipping you can have it.

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Old 12-19-2012, 08:37 PM   #3
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Yea you should find some people who changed over to a Tom Wood shaft and have the old one laying around. In fact I have one laying around too.
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Old 01-01-2013, 10:31 PM   #4
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Hey i preciate the replies! But I was kinda on a time crunch to get it fixed & jus went ahead & bout it from the dealership. Wasn't as expensive as I thought i was goin to be. Was round $350 for the whole thing. However, I didn't realize that the Pinion Yoke is also broke & im leakin Diff fluid.
So here's where im at:
In order to change the Yoke, im assuming i'll have to change the Diff fluid as well. Especially since its leakin some. There a certain type of fluid I need to get & is it that difficult of a process to do? I can't imagine it being too bad. Im willin to try anything. Thanks again for the help!
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Old 01-01-2013, 10:53 PM   #5
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for $350 you could have bought an aftermarket one, much better than OEM
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Old 01-01-2013, 10:57 PM   #6
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Is it good to limp around in 4x4...well I guess you can say 2x4 lol
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Old 01-02-2013, 12:14 AM   #7
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for $350 you could have bought an aftermarket one, much better than OEM
Is there a specific type you would suggest for aftermarket? I hope to be upgrading to Dana 44's with 35's sometime this year or early 2014. Also, where would a good place to order those parts?
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Old 01-02-2013, 12:15 AM   #8
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Is it good to limp around in 4x4...well I guess you can say 2x4 lol
haha 2x4 is right! But it was terrible havin' to drive around like that!
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I have to drop my driveshaft to tow jeep, do anybody know how
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Old 01-02-2013, 10:41 PM   #10
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I bought a new CV shaft for my Rubicon several years ago from "Tatton's in Murry, UT.
(801) 685-0056 It was very reasonable.
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Nicky...why do you want to drop your drive shaft to tow?
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I have to drop my driveshaft to tow jeep, do anybody know how
Why do you have to drop it & tow it?
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I bought a new CV shaft for my Rubicon several years ago from "Tatton's in Murry, UT.
(801) 685-0056 It was very reasonable.
Might be a dumb question but what is a CV driveshaft?
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:44 AM   #14
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As used here it usually refers to a double cardon drive shaft. The essentially is a shaft with two 'U' joint at one end rather than one. This allows a greater angle from the transfer case to the differential as seen on lifted vehicles.

I just saw a very well done explanation on the JeepForm. You might try a search there. I'd give a link, but I am not at the computer.
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Old 01-03-2013, 05:01 PM   #15
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http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/wh...nt-one-854790/

Found it see if this copied link works.
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I have to drop my driveshaft to tow jeep
No you don't. All you have to do to safely flat tow your Jeep is to shift the transmission into gear or Park (yes!), transfer case in Neutral, and unlock the ignition switch so the steering can follow the tow vehicle. Yes, the transfer case needs to be in Neutral and the transmission must be in Park or in gear.... the transmission should NOT BE IN NEUTRAL for flat towing.
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Old 01-03-2013, 05:31 PM   #17
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http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/wh...nt-one-854790/

Found it see if this copied link works.
Cool ill check it out! Hopefully it wont be too expensive for me or time consuming. Somethin ill definitely look into.

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