front axle - dislocated? - Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > YJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > YJ Tech Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today

Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on
Old 03-02-2008, 04:50 PM   #1
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 29
NJJeeper is on a distinguished road
front axle - dislocated?

hey guys, i havent really ever posted on this site, but i have a question that i was hoping omeone could help me with. A couple weeks ago, the jeep was in an accident where it slid off the road on black ice and hit a tree on the front driver side. A few parts on the front end were bend/broken such as the sway bar links, the tie rod is bent and the drag link is bend as well. Also, the front driver side leaf spring was snapped.

The problem i found is that when I took the front river sided tire off, i noticd that the axle on that side is actually pushed backwards, causing the entire axle to actually be slanted. This is a problem, because now the axle won't line up with where it should on the new leaf spring. (where that little round nub fits into the groove) It is about 2-3 inches back. How do I correct this? I inspected the front driveshat and it's not bend or broken or anything. Also, the passenger side is still in the correct place
NJJeeper is offline   Quote
Old 03-03-2008, 08:58 AM   #2
64panhead's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: massena ny
Posts: 339
64panhead is on a distinguished road
ck your axle u bolts on the side that didnt break the bolts might be twisted a bit and holding the axle crooked. cut the u bolts out and center axle and replace ubolts with new ones

1997 jeep tj sport 4.0
1986 suzuki lt250r quadracer
1968 triumph t120r bonneville
1998 dodge ram 1500
64panhead is offline   Quote
Old 03-03-2008, 10:11 AM   #3
whiteyj's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Pleasanton CA
Posts: 4,867
whiteyj is on a distinguished road
There's a pin in the center of the leaf pack. More like the end of the bolt holding the pack together. Sounds like that must have sheared off as well if the perch plate and axle were pushed. Might look at the shock alignment once the axle is back in place to make sure things didn't get twisted at the top mount.

Almost like a good excuse for the time to do a lift kit and get all new bolts, springs, and shocks......
Fallen Angel...Former MOD......Yeah no 10 yr pin in my mailbox.............
whiteyj is offline   Quote
Old 03-14-2008, 12:45 AM   #4
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 29
NJJeeper is on a distinguished road
Hey... Well i took your advice and went with a 4" suspension lift from rough country (seemed like the best bang for the buck). I used a come-along to pull the axle forward and it worked perfectly. Now i have the same problemin the back (its too far forward) but im guessing that when i install the track bar bracket and drop the transfer case, it will fall into place. Thanks alot for the advice tho!
NJJeeper is offline   Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
knuckle wobbling due to play in front axle shaft SFJeeper TJ Tech Forum 5 01-23-2009 01:09 AM
Please 'splain the front axle to me. JoeyT YJ General Discussion Forum 6 04-20-2008 09:29 PM
tj front axle stalin440 TJ Tech Forum 7 02-11-2008 06:56 PM
Front and rear axle fluid Jick TJ Tech Forum 4 03-28-2006 10:44 PM
Front Axle seal yjswampthing YJ General Discussion Forum 12 02-21-2006 09:37 PM

Download our Mobile App

» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:02 AM.

User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC. is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC
« Back

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner