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Odd Front Driveshaft

Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by Jw60, Jan 10, 2020.

  1. Jan 10, 2020
    Jw60

    Jw60 Recovering Jeepaholic

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    I finally got around to replacing a bad u-joint on my front driveshaft but the new u-joint doesn't fit. It seems my driveshaft yoke hole diameters (.9375) are smaller than the transfercase and pinion yokes (1.0625). Making the timken 5-153X not fit.
    Both ends of the driveshaft seem to have uneven axis caps and I'm not sure if this is right?

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  2. Jan 14, 2020
    jpflat2a

    jpflat2a what's that noise?

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    Caps should be same size all the way around.
    Except for the smaller V6 front shaft u-joints.
    A good driveline shop could weld on new yokes if needed.
     
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  3. Jan 14, 2020
    Jw60

    Jw60 Recovering Jeepaholic

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    Thank you. I'm thinking with the labor involved get a quote but a good used one will be easier and cheaper to do.
     
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  4. Jan 14, 2020
    sterlclan

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    A decent parts guy can match the joint. Chevy used a few that had different caps some with different caps and cross lengths. The back of the old school parts book has a chart to mix and match caps and crosses.
     
  5. Jan 14, 2020
    jpflat2a

    jpflat2a what's that noise?

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    Are they internal snap ring type ?
     
  6. Jan 14, 2020
    Jw60

    Jw60 Recovering Jeepaholic

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    I have one local bearing house to check with.
    I've checked the parts books. The old timers at the stores know better when you bring parts with you... or I'm not very pretty (might send the wife in)
    If the smaller cap was 1.0625 I would be fine.
    The caps have grooves yoke does not. Clips go around the cap. Both ends of the shaft are like this.
     
  7. Jan 22, 2020 at 11:01 PM
    Jw60

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    New to me driveshaft on it's way from midwest willys, hopefully the yoke fits and I just need to get a second timken 5-153X
     

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