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TahoeYJ
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« on: March 03, 2009, 10:31:32 AM »

Jeeps repairs that is  rant

My D35 started making noises the other day after driving to San Francisco to pick a friend up at the airport. Checked things out Sunday morning, noticed the first u-joint after my t-case on my rear DS was bad. Took it to a shop where I was hoping to get away with a simple $15 u-joint and $15 labor to install it. That quickly turned into a more or less full rebuild, as the back half of the shaft was sort of worn out (I bought the thing used a year ago, so I guess it's not surprising). Ran me a hair over $180...

And like I said above... My D35 is making noises... I think it's bearings, and my pinion seems to have more slop than it should... Great.... But- I did my research and found out my Ford 9" I've had sitting for over a year now doesn't require a carrier break, so I can get away with gears/install kit for under $250  smokes

Tranny still needs to be reworked... I'm going to pick up my old one today and start tearing it down, hopefully I can use internals from my current one and old one to build one decent one until I can aford a swap...

Also, all 4 ball joints need to be replaced... I'm looking at ~ $250 for all 4 MOOG replacements... Plus a few extra bones for a HF ball joint press....

And although I don't need it as much as everything else... I'd like to rplace my tierod/drag link and all the ends...

It seriously doesn't stop!  eek
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« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2009, 10:38:44 AM »

Does your 9" have a 5 on 4.5 pattern?  And you are way over paying for ball joints.  Not sure if these are Moog, but the last Moog D30 balljoints I bought were $25 a piece

http://completeoffroad.com/i-123665-ball-joints-dana-30-706944x-yj-tj-xj.html
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« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2009, 10:43:13 AM »

Does your 9" have a 5 on 4.5 pattern?  And you are way over paying for ball joints.  Not sure if these are Moog, but the last Moog D30 balljoints I bought were $25 a piece

http://completeoffroad.com/i-123665-ball-joints-dana-30-706944x-yj-tj-xj.html

It's 5 on 5.5... I think I'm going to convert it to 5 on 4.5 though... But- in the next couple months when the axle swap comes, that will be a deciding factor. I'm job hunting right now as I just left my old one (I should be out looking right now and not sitting here...).

The cheapest I've seen Moog's online for was about $50 something ea. for lowers or uppers, can't remember which, and $60 something for the others. That was through Summit I think... I was working at a friends shop (Lots of fun, but not much fun when you're not getting paid on time...), his prices for Moogs were a good $15+ more than Summit. I installed some on an XJ and a TJ while I worked there, they made a HUGE difference over what was in the vehicles before.
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« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2009, 10:43:29 AM »

http://www.macautoparts.net/ProductInfo.aspx?id=2127996
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Chuck P
The clowns'? Oh, yeah, the clowns. We fight them too entire armies, spilling out of Volkswagons. We do our best to fight them off, but they keep sending 'em in!
94 YJ - gone
98 ZJ - sons truck
97 TJ - daughters project

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« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2009, 10:45:50 AM »

Pair of uppers for $45

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/_Car-Truck-Parts-Accessories__2-Chassis-parts-moog-K3134T-Ball-Joint-New-in-Box_W0QQitemZ250379798988QQadiZ2865QQadnZCarQ20Q26Q20TruckQ20PartsQ20Q26Q20AccessoriesQQcmdZViewItemQQptZMotors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories?hash=item250379798988&_trksid=p4506.c0.m245&_trkparms=72%3A1171%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318
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Chuck P
The clowns'? Oh, yeah, the clowns. We fight them too entire armies, spilling out of Volkswagons. We do our best to fight them off, but they keep sending 'em in!
94 YJ - gone
98 ZJ - sons truck
97 TJ - daughters project

www.oldjeep.com
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« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2009, 10:47:29 AM »

You're awesome  dance I really appcreciate you looking thse up for me.

If you find anything cheaper, feel free to post the link  bandit
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« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2009, 11:00:39 AM »

Or just buy spicer joints  $43 a side
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Ball-Joint-Kit-Dana-30-1987-1995-87-95-Jeep-Wrangler-YJ_W0QQitemZ310016710652QQcmdZViewItemQQptZMotors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories?_trksid=p4506.m20.l1116
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Chuck P
The clowns'? Oh, yeah, the clowns. We fight them too entire armies, spilling out of Volkswagons. We do our best to fight them off, but they keep sending 'em in!
94 YJ - gone
98 ZJ - sons truck
97 TJ - daughters project

www.oldjeep.com
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« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2009, 04:15:17 PM »

Nope it never ends and when its not repairs its upgrades!
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TahoeYJ
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« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2009, 10:25:33 AM »

Upgrades I'm all for, but repairs when I've got to watch my cash, that just sucks  Cry

But on the plus side- After driving around yesterday I realized I have NO MORE DRIVELINE VIBRATIONS!!!  dance I've had them for so long that I've just lived with it (As much as I didn't want to), especially at highway speeds. It's extremely smooth now, which makes it  worth the $$$ for the DS repairs.
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« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2009, 10:43:36 AM »

a Jeep is like a needy woman, needs lots of attention and cash spend on her
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« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2009, 12:32:06 PM »

Haha, so true Art. roflol
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