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driveshaft broke ;(

Old 04-22-2019, 05:39 PM
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so the CV joint on my 01 WJ driveshaft broke. I can't afford a new one, or to have it rebuilt. Can a driveshaft from a 97+ Cherokee fit on my wj?
my jeep is lifted 2-3 inches. I tried to get Carolina Driveline to rebuild it, and they told me they would, but when I got there, they refused to mess with it because its lifted.
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YES I KNOW I CAN CONVERT IT, but the question is how different are the lengths, etc?
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Old 04-22-2019, 10:05 PM
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I dont know if a 2-3" lift matters much with a WJ as i dont deal with this sort of thing, but looking up a CV for a 2001 Grand Cherokee (WJ) on Rockauto, it says 1999-2004 Grand Cherokee. No other models are listed. You can buy them from Rockauto, but they are not Mopar. They run less than $100. And thats with a core charge.

To be sure, when you say CV on your driveshaft, do you mean the shaft between the transfer case and axle (driveshaft), or the shafts between the axle and the wheel (halfshafts)? Ive seen others call the halfshaft a driveshaft and vice versa. If it is the driveshaft you need, Rockauto sells the front driveshaft only. If i am reading correctly, they come in different lengths. I can only assume the rear also come in different lengths.

So what broke, exactly? And what was the shop going to charge?

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Old 04-23-2019, 07:38 PM
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Itís the one between the transfer case and the axle. So the front shaft. The CV joint to the transfer case is what broke.

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I dont know if a 2-3" lift matters much with a WJ as i dont deal with this sort of thing, but looking up a CV for a 2001 Grand Cherokee (WJ) on Rockauto, it says 1999-2004 Grand Cherokee. No other models are listed. You can buy them from Rockauto, but they are not Mopar. They run less than $100. And thats with a core charge.

To be sure, when you say CV on your driveshaft, do you mean the shaft between the transfer case and axle (driveshaft), or the shafts between the axle and the wheel (halfshafts)? Ive seen others call the halfshaft a driveshaft and vice versa. If it is the driveshaft you need, Rockauto sells the front driveshaft only. If i am reading correctly, they come in different lengths. I can only assume the rear also come in different lengths.

So what broke, exactly? And what was the shop going to charge?
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Old 04-25-2019, 04:09 AM
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Any junk yards near you?
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Yeah, thereís a couple.

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If I understand correctly, you have a Rezeppa type front driveshaft? They are not designed to be used with a lift above maybe 1". A 2-3" lift will definitely snap them. It can easily be rebuilt for about 30 bucks from parts on line but IT WILL FAIL again. Its the wrong part for your set up. You need to convert to a double Cardone shaft. Time to get another job....
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I actually found that a drive shaft from a v8 ZJ will fit as long as i change out the yokes. but i work part time at this company because there were never any full time positions available, but i love the company. So when a full Tim position comes available, Iíll be on it like white on rice.
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If I understand correctly, you have a Rezeppa type front driveshaft? They are not designed to be used with a lift above maybe 1". A 2-3" lift will definitely snap them. It can easily be rebuilt for about 30 bucks from parts on line but IT WILL FAIL again. Its the wrong part for your set up. You need to convert to a double Cardone shaft. Time to get another job....
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