Ok, so recently during a wheeling trip I blew out my passenger u-joint. Given the circumstances we couldn't remove the axle at the time and had to wheel out with the shaft along for the ride. I was sure this would royally eff things up and it didn't disappoint. The passenger seal is wasted (obviously) and today as I am under the Jeep to replace it I yank the CAD off and find this.
Now I have never had the CAD open before; this is my first attempt at the infamous passenger seal. See that wiry looking thing to the right. That's a small, thin coil spring I found wrapped around the shift fork's shaft. I know I'm gonna need a new shift fork since the play in it is horrible, but what is this coil spring for, and how do I go about replacing it? Any help/advice that can be lent will certainly be appreciated.