I am planning to buy a TJ tomorrow. This will be my toy to build up, since I'm too chicken to do anything extreme in my JKU. Everything looks to be in pretty good shape and the price is right.
My main concern is that the front drive shaft is missing. The person told me that it was taken off a while back for road use to obtain better gas mileage. I know the gas mileage thing is kind of a myth, but is there any way to test the 4wd with the front drive shaft off?
How much am I lookimg at for a new front drive shaft and mounting hardware? Would I be better buying new or from a salvage? If new any recommendations?
Worst case scenario being that the 4wd actually doesn't work - what am I looking at to fix it? A new T-case?
This is the 4.0L by the way. 97 model. Any help is much appreciated.