|04-07-2012 10:15 AM|
|Jeep_Heron||yup. the worst one... 3.07, cant wait to save up enough to get an upgraded front and rear|
|04-06-2012 05:55 PM|
|gmiller0737||I hope the gear ratio was the same on the one you swapped in?|
|04-06-2012 02:15 PM|
Hey everyone. Thanks so much for the help!
I couldn't post yesterday because i found a brake to brake dana 35 assembly for 100$, my buddies and I put it in last night and actually found one of my brakes was messed up so we fixed that too.
|04-05-2012 04:42 PM|
|04-05-2012 04:35 PM|
|04-05-2012 12:20 PM|
|2004_Silver_Sport||I still think that you could find a used D35 with the same ratio for cheaper than the price of parts and labor if you had a shop do it. Complete ready to bolt in Dana 35's go for about $150-300 around my area. Now if you just need an axle, bearings, and seals and did the work yourself then that might be cheaper. Not to mention that if you know your way around a Jeep then an axle swap is fairly easy if everything is ready to bolt up.|
|04-05-2012 09:46 AM|
|04-04-2012 09:56 PM|
|jrussblues||The same thing happened to the left rear ds on my yj's 35c. The outer bearing was bad and chewed a notch into the shaft. Luckily because it was the outer the axle flopping around ate up the seal and I found gear oil all over my wheel. Replaced the shaft and the bearing/seal, cleaned out the diff and removed the metal shavings from the magnet in the housing and all was good again.|
|04-04-2012 09:34 PM|
|04-04-2012 03:59 PM|
unfortunately i dont have any good ones. It snapped right after it tapers down but right before the inner bearing. it appears as though it spun around itself once and then snapped just judging by the patterns on it. I dont have the jeep near me at the moment
I assumed the bearings were messed because of the shear volume of metal shavings and chunks of metal in there
Also i looked at the Dana 44 and the gearing on them is usually 4.11 and mine is 3.07 so i'd have to swap out everything wouldn't I? I'd like this to be as quick and painless as possible for now. If i end up taking her apart in a year to upgrade i dont mind.
|04-04-2012 09:49 AM|
|50Johnbob||Did you get any pictures? I'd like to see exactly where the axle snapped.|
|04-04-2012 09:41 AM|
|jeepinmike||not sure I understand your bearing wear obsevation, but it sounds like it might have a bent housing.|
|04-04-2012 07:04 AM|
I don't think an aggressive acceleration alone will do this... it had some 'trauma' some time in it's life. Now maybe a 6000RPM clutch-dump would.....lol!
As far as repair... you can get the 44 ( if you can find one) or go through the housing and inspect EVERYTHING for damage.
IF your shaft snapped:
1. Metal in gear lube
2. Metal in all bearings
3. Metal grinding on/in ring and pinon causing nicks/gouges
4. Possible cracked carrier
5. Most likely thrashed your spider and side gears as well as your clutch paks (if you have a trac-loc) with busted metal getting chewed up in there.
At a minimum... you need all bearings and seals. Don't trust a single one once you introduce metal shavings into the mix.
|04-04-2012 02:56 AM|
thanks! yeah i'd certainly read about the weakness of the d35 but i was shocked when it broke on the road. The trick with throwing it in 4wd seemed to work until the whole axle flew out the side and my jeep scrapped to a halt. it seems the upgrade to a d44 is pretty straight forward and i need this thing fixed ASAP.
And like you said fixing the thing would be hell. we were looking at the damage it caused when it snapped and basically everything on the drivers side is broken in some way.
Also the Diff is in perfect shape other then the bearings and seals and stuff. it was the shaft that ripped in two, and only the drivers side.
|04-04-2012 02:36 AM|
|04-04-2012 01:19 AM|
HELP! sad day for the jeep.
Okay so I'll tell you what i've got on the jeep and then what happened.
mechanically everything is stock 04' tj sport. I have 31/10.5 tires. seems normal right... i've never had any issues at all mechanically its got about 130,000 km on it 80,000 miles. pretty sure its a DANA 35 but not 100%
I was at a stop sign and gave it some power. nothing more then giving her a little extra to get past a dump truck or something. but it was a more agressive launch in 2 wheel drive. It made an awful clunk and i had assumed it had thrown me out of first gear or something but it was still fully in. the car was nearly unmovable in 2WD but moves in 4WD no problem without a fuss. as we tried to diagnose the problem i drove around a corner and the problem became glaringly apparent and the rear drivers side slammed to the ground and my entire wheel with axle attached rolled up and stopped right beside the drivers door. after the shock kinda went away we examined it and my axel did a full 360 twist and then snapped.
upon further inspection in the shop, it appears that the wear patterns on the inner most bearing is roughly 2-3 times the size as the wear patterns on the intact axle.
I had a mechanic with me in the jeep and he was just as confused as me as to how a piece of hardened steal like that could twist and snap so easily. like i said it was an aggressive acceleration.
Any information would be helpful.