Just make sure you don’t separate the two pieces of the drive shaft. It’s a balanced set up, so if you separate them and don’t put them back together the same way, you could have vibrations.
As mentioned, keep an eye on the u-joint caps, but otherwise you will be fine. You'll have to physically roll the vehicle or jack up the front tires if you want to rotate the shaft for easier access but 2wd will still allow the front shaft to turn as long as the front wheels are off the ground.I thought those might be it, but was afraid to start taking them off in fear things would just fall out.... Nothing is going to come apart except the entire drive shaft will be able to come out, correct? Will look at taking them off this weekend then. I know I can put the transfer case in neutral to twist the drive shaft to get to all the bolts.
Thanks for the help so far
Well damn I'm sorry Ken. I am surprised that things are so tight, if you were closer I would absolutely give you a hand. Try soaking the bolts in PB Blaster once a day for a few days if you want to try and give it a shot again.Well I tried for over an hour to get the bolts off. Even removed my skid plates to get better access to the transfer case bolts. I feel like the bolts are red locktight on there. I tried using a breaker bar on the axle side front drive shaft bolts, and nada for those as well. So I cleaned things up since the skid plates were off and put things back. Not worth me at the moment to break something that I can't fix.
At this point I am just over it, and will just continue to deal with the wheel wobble. If I get a nice enough deal I will just slide into a new JL and move on.
Thanks all for the help, but until I can have someone help me I am not going to re-attempt to take the drive shaft off.