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Old February 8th, 2006, 03:18 PM   #1
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I've been hearing a clicking noise from the front passenger side and I think it's a u-joint but I'm not sure. Can anybody recommend where to get a new one and if anybody has a link to a write up that would be helpful too. Thanks.
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Theres a nice write up in the Jeep FAQ forum on YJ joints, they are pretty much all the same for unit bearing stuff.

Spicer joints seems to be the best in everyones opinions. Contact a local driveshaft shop, or DTS or someone, or order from the net.

I think Clydes Frame and Wheel in pontiac carries them in stock..
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I had one of my buddies show me, the writeup that I was looking off of from another site, I just couldn't figure out... Didn't occur to me that the axleshaft had to come out of the Jeep.

To test if it's the U-joint, try to twist the front driveshaft back and forth with your hand (jeep NOT running and parked, of course.) If you can see the yokes that hold the U-joint rocking back and forth as you twist, any movement really, your U-joint is bad.

You'll want to replace it before it gets really bad, or not only will it be a pain to get out of there, it could let go and blow the yokes into tiny bits, causing a trip to Axleshafts R Us.

just my thoughts.
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Here's a good site with alot of write-ups

www.stu-offroad.com
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How bad would it be if I drove on it another week. Ok? or should I definately replace it this weekend.
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Depends. How bad will your wife or girlfriend bitch when they have to come get you because the shit blew up and took out some other stuff?

Yes, Clyde's stocks Spicer.
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