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SouthernJeepGirl 07-05-2013 09:17 PM

Bent tie rod? And bad ujoint?
 
Ok so when I went to pick up my jeep after it got lifted the machanic said my passenger front ujoint is going bad and my tie rod is bent and wanted to charge me $250 to fix the ujoint !!! What does that mean how does that happen? What does this entail and can I do it by myself? I looked to see how much that ujoint part is and it's $20 so I think that is affordable!! I'm a lil confused about the rod!!?? There is a kit but its $250 y would I need a kit if I only need the rod!!?

Jeembro 07-05-2013 09:22 PM

Look into doing a zj tie rod upgrade. It's cheap and easy to do yourself. You'll want to align it afterwards. Ujoints are not hard to replace either

Jeembro 07-05-2013 09:22 PM

What size tires do you run? Bigger tires put more pressure on the tie rod and the stock one is very weak

SouthernJeepGirl 07-05-2013 09:31 PM

It was bent b4 I upgraded to 33s from stock 31s? so it has to be something the previous owner did lol!! What site has it cheap??

Jeembro 07-05-2013 09:34 PM

Could have just been banged on a rock or something. I bought mine off advanced auto or a similar auto store

The below write-up from Stu's website has the Moog part numbers and NAPA numbers

http://stu-offroad.com/steering/zjtie/tierod-1.htm

269jeep 07-06-2013 11:42 AM

250 to change a u-joint? Thats a bit steep. I am pretty sure you can find a thread on here of how to do it. If not, just ask. Also, it is a good idea to do both sides at the same time.

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Originally Posted by SouthernJeepGirl (Post 3931228)
Ok so when I went to pick up my jeep after it got lifted the machanic said my passenger front ujoint is going bad and my tie rod is bent and wanted to charge me $250 to fix the ujoint !!! What does that mean how does that happen? What does this entail and can I do it by myself? I looked to see how much that ujoint part is and it's $20 so I think that is affordable!! I'm a lil confused about the rod!!?? There is a kit but its $250 y would I need a kit if I only need the rod!!?


Black Magic Brakes 07-06-2013 03:04 PM

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Originally Posted by 269jeep (Post 3932668)
250 to change a u-joint? Thats a bit steep. I am pretty sure you can find a thread on here of how to do it. If not, just ask. Also, it is a good idea to do both sides at the same time.

The u-joint swap price is a tiny bit high.

Wheels up and removed, brake caliper off, rotor off, nut off of axle shaft, remove unitbearing, pull axle, knock out old joint, install new joint, reassemble everything can be from an hour to several depending on what fights you along the way and you've got 25 bucks for a joint and miscellaneous to deal with. I figure if all goes well, it's a 100-150 dollar job.

tjike 07-06-2013 04:25 PM

I used this when I did mine. Thought it was a very easy job.
http://www.stu-offroad.com/axle/d30/axle-1.htm

SouthernJeepGirl 07-16-2013 10:36 PM

Ok so my dads supposed to help me and we did a jeep work day with our club and one of the members told me is should be getting new dust covers and new seals and need to then put new axel fluid in soooo my dad was frustrated and said that seems like a lot of work and asked if the guy would do it so I called him today and he quoted me $402!! For it all minus the 2 new ujoints bc I already got them! What do you all think I can't afford this !! What parts do I actually need (I need names of the dust cover? And what seal?) please help!!

tjike 07-16-2013 11:07 PM

I only replaced my u joints when I did this job on mine. Dust covers, seals, or diff fluid were not needed (for me). I just followed the web site I posted earlier and it worked for me. I have only done this once. $402 is pricey in my opinion.

SouthernJeepGirl 07-17-2013 10:16 PM

Since its a 2000 they said I should replace them while I'm doing the ujoints. What is a dust cover and what seal r they talking about !? Help!!??

All Terrain TJ 07-18-2013 06:08 AM

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The dust cover he refers to is probably the axle shaft outer cover. It is on the axle shaft just inboard of the ujoint yoke. It's plastic and shouldn't cost much. I believe it slips on the splined (inside) end of the shaft and can be easily replaced during ujoint replacement. It is supposed keep mud and debris out of the axle tube.
The seals are probably the axle seals which are replaced from inside the differential. Did he say they are leaking?. If not I wouldn't change them yet if budget is tight. Be careful though, the seals can be damaged by incorrectly installing the axle shaft.

All Terrain TJ 07-18-2013 06:10 AM

That is the dust cover in the pic. As you can see mine is split.

SouthernJeepGirl 07-18-2013 05:57 PM

So what kind of fluid might I need?!

All Terrain TJ 07-18-2013 06:33 PM

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Originally Posted by SouthernJeepGirl (Post 3977532)
So what kind of fluid might I need?!

Any GL5 rated 80W90 gear lube.

SouthernJeepGirl 07-18-2013 06:55 PM

Thank you guys you have been a lot of help!!!! Ill keep ya posted!!!

SouthernJeepGirl 07-27-2013 12:16 AM

So I did one ujoint and when I took the axel out it has sand all over it and all in the shaft pipe thing lmao sry don't know the technical lingo!! That's bad right? Going to change my diff fluid to see if there is sand in it too im guessing I need new axel seals? What do u think

larjeep 07-27-2013 02:36 AM

There will always be sand nan stuff in there. The seas are inside the housing,keeping all that sht out. U r fine.

All Terrain TJ 07-27-2013 05:21 AM

That's how well those outer covers work. If you haven't reinstalled the axle shaft yet try to keep the shaft from dragging on the axle tube (that's the pipe thingy). That way sand doesn't get on the shaft end and into the differential.

All Terrain TJ 07-27-2013 05:23 AM

If your seals are bad there should have been gear lube leaking from the axle tube.

NJO 07-27-2013 08:16 AM

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Originally Posted by SouthernJeepGirl (Post 3970573)
Ok so my dads supposed to help me and we did a jeep work day with our club and one of the members told me is should be getting new dust covers and new seals and need to then put new axel fluid in soooo my dad was frustrated and said that seems like a lot of work and asked if the guy would do it so I called him today and he quoted me $402!! For it all minus the 2 new ujoints bc I already got them! What do you all think I can't afford this !! What parts do I actually need (I need names of the dust cover? And what seal?) please help!!

DIff fluid $16 bucks(lucas), outer "dust cover" is $3 Original Replacement Parts 46849 - Axle Shaft Inner Slinger for 97-06 Jeep® Wrangler TJ & Unlimited, 97-01 Cherokee XJ, 97-99 Grand Cherokee ZJ & WJ with Dana 30 Front Axle - Quadratec . U joint is $20 bucks. $40 total in parts........400 to do this simple job? lol! :doh:


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