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Old 07-29-2008, 05:24 PM
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U Joint for front axles

I went to an autoparts store with my old front U Joint that is located just behind the hub/bearing assembly for my 2002 Jeep Wrangler Sport and the one they gave me had top clips not C clips that go underneath. I had to get the part from the dealer and it cost's $70 vs $13 from the autopart store. Has anyone else experienced this same problem?
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What Ujoint did they give you at the parts store? What you want is a Spicer 760x.

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The one they gave me was a precision brand. They couldn't find anything close to the original.
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The one they gave me was a precision brand. They couldn't find anything close to the original.
What year is your TJ? I believe the previous Spicer model was 297x and they were used up thru like 02 or so. Napa always carry's the correct Spicer parts when I've needed them.
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My TJ is a 2002. We don't have a Napa where I live. I went to Orielly's Auto Parts. I guess I could have checked in Corpus Christi Texas.
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i've noticed even the good parts stores around here have trouble giving you the right u joint. but a good parts guy can figure it out if you give him the old one. spicer u joints are great, they last longer than standard aftermarket u joints. you can find spicer in the aftermarket, and its worth the money, but not that much.

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