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1993 YJ U-joints

Discussion in 'Wrangler YJ (1986-1995)' started by Biils first jy, Mar 17, 2017.

  1. Mar 17, 2017 at 11:02 AM
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    Putting up joint on front axle this weekend anyone have any hints to make it easier?
     
  2. Mar 17, 2017 at 7:20 PM
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    I look at it as a hobby and not a job therefore I take my time no rush and enjoy the journey when I'm working on a Jeep. Penetrating oil on the C-clips and ears will help especially if you have some rust on em.
     
  3. Mar 18, 2017 at 7:22 AM
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    Thank you. I will let you know how it goes.
     
  4. Mar 19, 2017 at 4:30 PM
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    Took me 8 hours but it's done!!! While I was there I put new wheel bearings on to. But I still have problem it does not roll smooth. It feels like you have it in 4 wheel on dry payment and turn a tight corner but it not . The transfer case is not in 4 wheel. Anyone have ideas what to look for next?
     
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  5. Mar 19, 2017 at 5:45 PM
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    Do you have a locker, or a spool in the axel?
     
  6. Mar 19, 2017 at 7:21 PM
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    Is your front axle engaged even thought your not in 4 wheel drive. Check your vacuum lines going to the axle. Consider investing posi lock. 8 hours is pretty quick.
     
  7. Mar 19, 2017 at 8:03 PM
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    I don't know if I have a locker or spool. Just bought a month ago I don't think so it still has the two piece axle on right side. I will check out the vacuum lines tomorrow.
    How hard is it to posi lock on it?
    Thank You on your advice and I will keep you posted
    Bill
     
  8. Mar 20, 2017 at 9:10 AM
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  9. Mar 20, 2017 at 4:34 PM
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    Wasn't front axle. I jack up the wheels one at a time the front turn smooth but the back ones made 1 turn of the drive shaft and then turn hard for a 1/8 of a turn then went smooth until the next turn.
    The drive shaft had one u joint replace at dealership right after I bought it and there is no play in it. I have not open the pumpkin yet.
     
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