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Wrong Driveshaft ? Possibly Wrong Front Axle ?

Discussion in 'Cherokee' started by TinyInkognegroT, Aug 14, 2019.

  1. Oct 6, 2019 at 5:37 PM
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    TinyInkognegroT

    TinyInkognegroT [OP] Well-Known Member

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    After doing some more research, do you think my problem could be a bad vicious coupler in the 249 transfer case ? I know it could be expensive, but wouldn't that be easier to buy that and replace that part rather than to pull and replace my whole transfer case ?
     
  2. Oct 7, 2019 at 6:07 AM
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    Prerunner1982

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    Bad control arm bushings could allow the caster of the front axle to change under load..... could that damage your front driveshaft?... I don't know.
    Your driver side bushing looks out of wack.

    Doubt the "wrong" front axle was swapped in. I could put a ZJ Dana 30 in my XJ (it would bolt right in, but not that I would want to since it's a low pinion) and it would work just fine. I am using a 99 XJ Dana 30 in my 93 XJ. But like you I am not finding much info regarding the difference between in front driveshafts. I have seen references to driving without a front driveshaft could damage the VC.
     
  3. Oct 7, 2019 at 8:32 AM
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    TinyInkognegroT

    TinyInkognegroT [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like my next focus is the front suspension...
     
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