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Old April 13th, 2014, 04:21 PM   #1
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Just recently purchased a 98 Grand Cherokee and finally got a chance this weekend to take it out and do some light wheeling. While climbing a hill the Cherokee lost 4 wheel drive. I took a look under the Cherokee and had noticed that the front driveshaft had split. It looks like one of the previous owners did some type of modification to the driveshaft and put a sleeve into it, but there is no signs that the seam was welded at all. Not sure how it was held together. Found some blue tape like material inside one of the shaft halves though. My question is, is the driveshaft repairable.







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Old April 13th, 2014, 06:03 PM   #2
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hockey tape driveshaft thats awesome.... if it was welded properly and that metal is decent thickness id run it
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Old April 13th, 2014, 06:22 PM   #3
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That is a classic
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Weld it


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Old April 13th, 2014, 07:09 PM   #5
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Ha haha hahahahahahaha. That is a pretty creative "the new owner will never know" fix. It isn't cool he did it, but I'll at least give him points for using his imagination. :Sonicjay:
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Old April 13th, 2014, 08:03 PM   #6
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Driveshaft shop or junkyard.
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Clean it up, make sure it is phase, weld it.
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Retape it with better tape, I would suggest a good 3m or some classic duct tape
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I wood weldd eit
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Clean it up, make sure it is phase, weld it.

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Off to the welder it is.. Thanks for your input
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Old April 14th, 2014, 12:24 PM   #13
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Light wheeling? Steve I know you, how far did you have it buried before the tape let loose?
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Just get a used one?
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Just get a used one?
It's not a stock driveshaft. It appears that one of the previous owners tried to lengthen the driveshaft. Might be able to get away with a front driveshaft from an XJ that has an auto transmission. That's that closest I have found to the same lenght, just a couple inches short.
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Please tell me that is JB weld on the sleeve.
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Old April 14th, 2014, 08:42 PM   #17
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Please tell me that is JB weld on the sleeve.
Looks like tape adhesive residue to me...lol
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