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Old 12-03-2012, 11:20 PM   #1
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Rubicon front driveshaft, double joint kit?

Is there a kit for the double offset joint at the transfer case on the front drive shaft of a 03 Rubicon? The u-joints are fine. The ball and bushing in that joint are shot. I don't want to replace the whole shaft for that. All there is to it is: ball, bushing, ball seat, needle bearings, and a spring. Surely someone makes a kit to re-build this. Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 12-03-2012, 11:24 PM   #2
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Napa sells a kit

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Old 12-03-2012, 11:24 PM   #3
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Call your local driveline shop. I had my drive shaft rebuilt by mine for about $125 which included every joint a new gator and they checked its balancing
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:59 AM   #4
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I just did that centering ball on my 03 rubicon cost was 74$ but I replaced all the u joints at the same time cause u have take them out to get ball in it's like a puzzle lol took a few times to get it right
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:48 AM   #5
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If the small center shaft that holds the ball or shaft worn from dry needles,shaft has to be rebuilt and rebalanced.Before you take apart look at that area,if pieces are broken,and needles missing,98% of the time shaft is for core or total rebuild.
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:06 AM   #6
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Yea... if just the ball is worn out you are in good shape and just get the rebuild kit off the shelf.

If your shaft that the centering ball rides on is wasted... you need to take it to a driveline shop.. it's welded to the shaft and needs to be cut off, new one installed, all new U-joints and rebalanced. Shouldn't be more than $200 for that.

IF you take it apart... DONT LOOSE THE SPRING in the centering ball ( could stay in the shaft though ) and make sure all the needles are seated properly in the ball prior to reassembly.

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