|01-12-2011 01:47 AM|
Check the prices on a new one before throwing too much money at the other, especially if it's a stocker, or if the local shop tries to rape you like the guy that posted before . . . I didn't pay that much for a brand new DS let alone to rebuild one . . . 150 is about right for a complete rebuild and rebalance with new U joints and Center Ball.
After doing it a couple times you'll learn the trick to it . . . I don't see a reason to drop the skid, that is way too much work . . . they put those holes in the pan for a reason!!!
|01-11-2011 07:00 PM|
|01-10-2011 04:39 PM|
|fifedawg||I recently dealt with the Angry Sparrows.. in fact I named the D*mn jeep that because it caused me so much fustration. My sparrows were located in the rear driveshaft cv joint (centering ball disentegrated). I had to have a new one put on at the local driveshaft shop, cost me 390.00 for all the labor *ouch* but I didn't have the know how or time to fix it. I discovered it was the rear by removing the front driveshaft and then the rear. the easiest way that I have found for removal is to take off the skid plate, I know it's a PITA but it makes access to the bolts easier. (however, do not drive with the skidplate off.. it uh.. supports the motor) In addition I replaced the unit bearing on my driver's side in hopes to solve the problem.. so hopefully you won't have to throw as much of your checkbook at it as I had too.|
|01-10-2011 01:46 PM|
If you don't need your 4WD you could leave your front drive shaft out until you get a chance to fix it, but like I said its pretty easy. Basic hand tools and an hour of your time. Check out Stu Olson's site if you haven't already.
|01-10-2011 01:16 PM|
|AtcoTrailsINC||I think i just recently developed this "angry sparrow" noise. it only starts after 10 or so MPH and seems to stay pretty constant and then some days it just isnt there. If it is the "angry sparrow" noise, is it a sign of an upcoming failure? if not ide sure love to hold this off till spring lol|
|01-10-2011 10:12 AM|
|01-09-2011 11:45 PM|
|01-09-2011 02:14 PM|
|jnich||Another angry sparrow victim here. I am attempting to pull off the front drive shaft but the 8mm bolt heads are being a PITA to pull off. I started to strip one and decided to back off. Any suggestions on how to get those out of there?|
|10-26-2010 01:44 PM|
|JAWNKAT||We are having the same issue right now. About to replace the u joints and pray the squeaking stops!|
|02-10-2010 11:27 AM|
|02-10-2010 08:07 AM|
It's the (2) U-joints at the CV, near the T-Case output shaft and (1) at the Front Pinion of the DS.
Yes there are U-joints in the front axle (1) on ea. side
I typically replace all (3) Front Pinion and CV while the driveshaft is out, since it's easier that way.
The U-joint at front of DS at the Front Pinion is held in by plastic, so the best way is to use a torch to melt plastic, before using a Ball Joint press to remove the u-joint.
|02-10-2010 07:02 AM|
So I am new at this so help me out on this one lol ...
When looking at the drive shaft that runs to the rear diff, there are two u joints (one closer to the front of the jeep and one closer to the rear). Are you saying the one closest to the front is the one I should replace or should I just go ahead and replace them both?
There are also u joints in the front wheels correct? Are those something that should be replaced as well?
|02-09-2010 05:55 PM|
|Schmo||x2 on the front DS...exactly what I had about a month ago.|
|02-09-2010 04:23 PM|
|WinkyTJ||Okay awesome hopefully that will take care of the issue. I will take a look at it tonight probably and let you know if your info helped. Thanks for your quick response!|
|02-09-2010 03:10 PM|
Sounds like you have "Angry Sparrows"... which would be the U-joints in the CV of the front Drive Shaft.
Usually it's just a maintenance issue, since the U-joints are not able to be serviced, so you replace them.
You can remove the driveshaft to see if sound goes away and if it does then the CV needs to be serviced, which is usually (2) U-Joints and a Centering Ball Kit.
The easiest way I've found for removing is using one of the small ratchet wrench that the head folds over and using I think an 8mm socket. You should be able to squeeze it in there to remove the bolts.
There are a set up front on the pinion and the set my the T-case output shaft.
After removing the first (2) by the output shaft, put t-case in neutral and spin DS by hand until able to reach again, then put t-case back into gear.
|02-09-2010 03:05 PM|
Squeaky sound?? Drive axel??
Hello, I was driving my Jeep yesterday and started to notice a high-pitch squeaky sound coming from under my Jeep. As the day went by, the sound grew louder and louder and now its super annoying!!
Today I had a friend drive it really slow while I inspected it to find out where the sound was coming from, and my best guess is that the sound is coming from the drive shaft or something of that nature. The sound seems to be in synch with every revolution of the drive shaft.
I had gone out playing in some mud about a week ago and of course didn't wash her until yesterday when I noticed the sound. Could it be possible that the mud being caked on for that long could be causing my issue?? Thanks for your help!