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Old 05-07-2019, 08:19 AM
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My front drive shaft turded out and am replacing it. I have a 2001 Cherokee 4WD Sport and the OEM part no. is 53005542AC. Just installed a 3 inch lift. Should I get a longer drive shaft, drop the TC or just order the OEM sized assembly and snap it in? Its generally a DD. Rarely seeing off-road time. I took the shaft to a drive specialist. Said it would cost $420 to repair due to the yoke being wiggly and the grease fitting was missing. Said the yoke would need to be cut off and replaced with a new one. The UJoints were going too. Thanks!!!

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OEM should do it. The axle moves back as it drops down so the drive shaft doesn't need to be longer at full droop
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My front drive shaft turded out and am replacing it. I have a 2001 Cherokee 4WD Sport and the OEM part no. is 53005542AC. Just installed a 3 inch lift. Should I get a longer drive shaft, drop the TC or just order the OEM sized assembly and snap it in? Its generally a DD. Rarely seeing off-road time. I took the shaft to a drive specialist. Said it would cost $420 to repair due to the yoke being wiggly and the grease fitting was missing. Said the yoke would need to be cut off and replaced with a new one. The UJoints were going too. Thanks!!!
Ummmm, no.

I have a three inch lift, had the OEM propeller shaft (MOPAR's term). All was fine. Hell, I installed a custom front shaft for $325 total.

You can search for the yoke. None of the work is tough at all. Drive shaft is 8 bolts. Yoke should be easy. That is if all is not rusted to the hilt.

Hit your local pull-a-part. Should all be under $100 to fix it all with *plenty* of change to spare.

Be advised that dropping the t-case will accelerate the death of your engine mounts.

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