REAR DRIVESHAFT U JOINTS ?

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  1. LONGJEEPOWNER

    LONGJEEPOWNER Full Access Member

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    Does anyone know what u-joints to use on a 2010 jeep liberty sport 2wd? I have been going around and around with the local parts stores about the universal joints. They only show parts for a Dorman driveshaft but I don't think I have a Dorman driveshaft. The caps are of the same diameter 1.1063". Any help would be greatly appreciated before a catastrophic failure.
     
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    Update: pulled drive shaft to see what is up and saw that the factor crimps the yoke to retain the caps on the U Joint. Measured caps to be 1.062 on all 4 front and back. Don't know about the other axis measurement because of the crimping. Don't know if the measurement between caps is correct.
     
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    Unless things have changed you had to replace the whole driveshaft
     
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    I was afraid of that when I say the staking on the caps! Didn't know if there was a groove in the yoke for a clip or not.
    All the listings in the catalogs were for a Dorman drive shaft which this isn't.
     
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    Dorman is the replacement driveshaft or one of them
    not sure why they did that or Mopar just didn't want anyone touching anything on a KK
     
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    I've seen the listing for the Dorman shaft but there are other good driveline shops that make good driveshafts with replaceable u-joints. I think I will try one of them first!
     
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    I would go with a Woods or similar
     
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    I like to find a local mom and pop driveline shop. They tend to be well priced and reliable and best of all local.
     
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