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Old 02-09-2012, 04:45 PM
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bad drive shaft

so i know my drive shaft is bad i am waiting on parts but is it possible for it to case a slaming type sensation when it locks up its doing that and it has my tweaking out
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Re: bad drive shaft

A real noticeable clunking into gear is more likely to be the axle isolator bushings than a driveshaft, IMO.

U-joints on a drive shaft are more likely to cause a vibration at a certain speed range, and a clicking, grinding or clunking type noise at slow speed and when you first shift into gear.

Of course, your description of slamming into gear could be very different than mine - making internet diagnosing so much more interesting!

I would hold off until the driveshaft is replaced, and then try to troubleshoot if the problem remains.
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Old 02-09-2012, 06:39 PM
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Re: bad drive shaft

I have bad joints on my driveshaft. Anybody know where I can find a new driveshaft online for cheap?
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Re: bad drive shaft

the axle isolator bushing has been replaced to me it feels like when its shifting or somthing the u joint locks up that thats that it feels and sounds like its a thunk cause if i go on the has hard or wot it never happens at all its weird
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Re: bad drive shaft

I just called a local fabricating shop right down the street, I'm taking my WK in to have a custom driveshaft made.
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Re: bad drive shaft

I'm sure that'll be a better deal than the ~$700 the dealership charges

Plus. you'll be able to put in U-Joints with grease fittings to prevent future problems.
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Re: bad drive shaft

The dealer driveshaft is a little over $1000. Labor isn't expensive though. Less than an hour so they would only charge about $30.
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Re: bad drive shaft

my drive shaft was under some third party warrenty i paid for when i bought the jeep so mine is paid for. idk why jeep used a drive shaft you cant replace u joints
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I just called a local fabricating shop right down the street, I'm taking my WK in to have a custom driveshaft made.
Front or rear?
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Front or rear?
Rear. It's gone bad.

Ticks on acceleration and humming around 40-45 mph.

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Re: bad drive shaft

i was told by the dealer that my rear ujoint seems to be locking up sometimes and thats why i get a locked feeling everyonce in a while
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