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Front Axle Shaft Problem

I have a 2004 WJ Special Edition. I had a bad CV joint on the passenger side and just before I changed it the axle shaft would rub the axle tube on a hard left turn. I thought that was caused by the bad CV joint. I changed the axle shaft and hub and the axle still moves when I turn the wheels and rubs with full turn to the left. Could it be that I bought an axle with a defective CV joint or am I missing something...thanks

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Re: Front Axle Shaft Problem

Since the problem was already there with the old axle, i would expect something else wrong. Not sure if it could be the reason, but can it be that the max deflection stop is broken off, causing it to deflect more then it should?
Other then that, did you check for play on the balljoints?
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Re: Front Axle Shaft Problem

Thanks for the reply. The ball joints are good. What and where is the max deflection stop?. I have looked a blow up pictures and of the front end and could find anything that would keep the axle straight.
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Re: Front Axle Shaft Problem

The steering deflection stop. Didnīt look at my jeep, but there is some kind of stop which limits the steering angle.
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Re: Front Axle Shaft Problem

I don't think that is the problem. On my friend's identical Jeep his axle does not noticeably move from the center of the axle tube when turning the wheel. I have a spare 2003 WJ Limited that has no CV issues so I think I'll grab the axle from that one this weekend and install it in my Jeep to see if that cures it.
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Re: Front Axle Shaft Problem

Only be sure that the axle has the same lenght, since quadra trac and quadra drive have different axles lengths.
My thought about the steering stop was that, if it would deflect past the normal limit, that the axle could change its position and hit the tube.
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Re: Front Axle Shaft Problem

hub bearing? getting sloppy?
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Re: Front Axle Shaft Problem

hard for me to tell your exact issue, I would check all your ball joints and steering knuckle. It could be something as simple as a loose bolt you didn't fully torque, or maybe just need an alignment! After I replaced the half axle on my WK I had a mean clunk going on at full lock when turning, $75 for a computerized alignment got rid of it! maybe try and get some pictures or a video, itll be easier to determine that way!
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Re: Front Axle Shaft Problem

Frango, thanks for your suggestion about max deflection. I was planning on changing the axle but I the guy at the parts store had ordered me one for a veriloc. I needed to change the tie rod on that side as well so I measured it so I would get the new one close to what it should be. I had a friend helping me and another friend dropped so my friend helping on my Jeep decided to put the new tie rod on. I assumed he put it on with the measurement I had written in chalk on the fender. I then put the old axle back in till I could get the new one I haven't driven my Jeep on the road while I'm doing this work and only test drove it in the lot. I just went down to take a look and sure enough the wheel on the passenger side has an obvious toe out issue. That, along with the boot on the new axle being too long are probably the cause of my problems.
I would not have thought a toe alignment issue could cause that if you hadn't brought it up. It's going in for a wheel alignment this afternoon.
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Re: Front Axle Shaft Problem

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hub bearing? getting sloppy?
I just put a new timken hub in both sides.
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I just put a new timken hub in both sides.
Ok well that is eliminated. .I had a buddie once that did his own cv shaft and loosened up the strut and ot clunked in turns till alignment good luck
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Re: Front Axle Shaft Problem

The shop couldn't do the alignment so I got out the tape measure and did the toe. The axle doesn't bind as much so when I put on a shorter boot it should be fine
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