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wking72650 10-15-2010 09:31 PM

here we go again. ?????
my wife bought this jeep for me as a surprize and she met a untruthfull seller.

any way i have this 87 YJ with many problems.

so far i have fixed the windshield wipers, brake lights, horn.
just finished a tune up.

plugs, wires, cap, rotor and air and fuel filter.

oil change, diff and tranny oil change.

now for the new problem.

i put the jeep on jack stands and put it in 4WD because i heard a strange noise in the front and what i found in the drive shaft that goes from the tranfer case to the front diff. is bent, it is hitting the exhaust pipe, looks to have about a 2inch wobble in it.

now the question, where can i get a replacement front drive shaft?

allso i need a fuel pump. (i think)

TjTheo 10-15-2010 09:35 PM

You could just go in a junkyard and find an axle off another yj, not so sure though id wait for a second opinion if i were you. But i know for all my jeep needs the junkyard is always my first stop at the one i go to it has 4 yj's and 3 tj's

scott howard 10-15-2010 09:43 PM

If your not turning it into a hard wheeler the stock drive shaft is fine.
go to your local junk yard and get one.
then i would go by a flower shop and get your woman a dozen rose's
to help her know what a find she is to you .
i know i will be telling my wife about what she did for you.

scott howard 10-15-2010 09:43 PM

by the way post a pic of your wife's gift to you

huxtablejones 10-15-2010 10:06 PM

most of our local machine shops will true a drive shaft, or even build you a new one, for pretty cheap. In case you can't find another, it would be worth the time to call around and see what you can find.

wking72650 10-15-2010 10:27 PM

thanks for the replys.

how much should i expect to pay for a junkyard driveshaft?

i am not sure how to post pics, but i will try tommorrow.

TjTheo 10-15-2010 11:14 PM

Im not sure how they price things, first make sure the junkyard has a yj in there cause jeeps are fairly rare to find in a junkyard. I never got something big like a driveshaft but i remember i payed 20 bucks once for a brake master cylinder which is 120 bucks online.

89yjfreak 10-15-2010 11:16 PM

call tom woods and get a new one or have one built

mameyj 10-15-2010 11:27 PM

Theres one on ebay for $130 buy it now with free shipping.
87-95 jeep yj wrangler drive shaft front 40 3/4-38

mameyj 10-15-2010 11:31 PM

Just found another one for $40 buy it now and $22 shipping


wking72650 10-16-2010 07:26 AM

My jeep has the 4cyl. will a front drive shafy from a 6 cyl. fit?

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