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post #1 of 10 Old 08-10-2008, 09:08 PM
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Rubicon driver side axle shaft and UJ part number help

One of the UJ caps broke so I need a new assembly (axle shaft with UJ). I also need the UJ part # so I can fix and have a spare. I think the oil seal at the diff end is also shot so I need that part # too.

ps. I think I broke it a week ago. I noticed some death wobble at 65+ MPH then saw fluid in the steering knuckle. I probably did 300 miles and 3 trails on it with no cap
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post #2 of 10 Old 08-10-2008, 09:53 PM
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PM me your email and I will send you the mopar PDF that has all the parts and part numbers for the jeep, it's a great resource.

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post #3 of 10 Old 08-10-2008, 09:59 PM
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Both stub shafts carry the same part number.

U joint - 68017182AA
Stub shaft - 68017181AA

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post #4 of 10 Old 08-11-2008, 10:52 AM
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ps. I think I broke it a week ago. I noticed some death wobble at 65+ MPH then saw fluid in the steering knuckle. I probably did 300 miles and 3 trails on it with no cap
I'd be surprised if you drove 300 miles with a missing cap and didn't notice it, but all things are possible. The axle seals seem to leak very easily, I've had a slight leak on the PS one for 36k miles, so it may or may not be related.
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post #5 of 10 Old 08-11-2008, 11:18 AM
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Thanks for the part numbers.
post #6 of 10 Old 08-11-2008, 11:24 AM
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I'd be surprised if you drove 300 miles with a missing cap and didn't notice it, but all things are possible. The axle seals seem to leak very easily, I've had a slight leak on the PS one for 36k miles, so it may or may not be related.
I drove it 120 miles after I saw the cap missing and it didnít make a sound. When driving itís held tightly and it only seemed floppy when parked. I think I did more damage stopping and starting than driving it down the freeway.

On the way out I noticed a death type wobble whenever I got above 70 MPH and Iím not sure if this is related. Iím actually hoping it is so I fix two birds with one stub shaft so to speak. On the way home I dove much slower after finding the cap missing
post #7 of 10 Old 08-11-2008, 11:45 AM
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Bummer Alec.
I thought you had tack-welded the caps?
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post #8 of 10 Old 08-11-2008, 12:42 PM
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I just bought Alloy USA front shafts. So I have my original shafts if you're interested. They have just over 5000 miles on them.

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post #9 of 10 Old 08-13-2008, 06:09 AM
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tgrt, I ordered stock parts before I read your post but I am interested in some spares. Can you PM me a price?
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PM sent. I don't really mind holding on to the shafts for spares myself, but I know if something happens to my Alloy USA shafts I'd probably want to replace them with the same or something similar anyway -- supposedly Alloy USA's warranty is supposed to be pretty good. So, if I can get my asking price I'll part with them.

Also it's worth noting that I have these and other stock Rubicon parts listed in the for sale section.

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