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Old 11-11-2009, 12:21 PM
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Front driveshaft replacement

The guy at my local driveshaft shop says my front driveshaft is shot.
Will a front driveshaft from an AMC Eagle fit my Wagoneer?
Are there other driveshafts that will work from different vehicles?
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Old 11-11-2009, 12:28 PM
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The front drive shafts are different.
Find one from the same year and engine/transmission/transfer combination, or have yours repaired.
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Old 11-11-2009, 12:46 PM
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The guy at my local driveshaft shop says my front driveshaft is shot.
Will a front driveshaft from an AMC Eagle fit my Wagoneer?
Are there other driveshafts that will work from different vehicles?

You should ask what exactly is shot. If its just the u joints then they are cheap and easy to replace.
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Old 11-11-2009, 02:28 PM
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You can get replacement parts for the double cardan, including the centering pin (ball thingee) and the outer casing of the CV joint, commonly called an H.
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Old 11-16-2009, 02:23 AM
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Thank,
He says the driveshaft is shot due to the damage to center pin where the "ball thingy" goes. For everything else replacement parts are available.
Is he telling the truth?
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Old 11-16-2009, 09:25 AM
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Bummer. That's about the only thing that ISN'T replaceable without going to a custom driveshaft.

Time to hit the boneyards.
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Old 11-16-2009, 01:11 PM
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you CAN find the part at www.napaonline.com
browse the catalog-drive line-enter your vehicle info-ujoints and related stuff-on page 3 or 4 on the bottom you will see 'double cardan (CV) H yoke, item # PUJ647, price is 63.99
the other parts are available there too, centering yoke (for use of 'ball thingy) #PUJ607
if there is a NAPA in your area, call them to see if they have/can order it IF that is the problem.

if where the ujoints fit into the shaft are rounded out due to joints worn out, then a whole shaft would be needed but otherwise parts can be had.
A driveshaft co. should know that, have them SHOW you what is bad so you know for sure what you'd need.
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