Jeep Wagoneer/Commando/Cherokee 1957-1983 Repair Information

Front and Rear Driveshaft

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1, 2, 3 and 4

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Fig. Fig. 1: Exploded view of a common driveshaft used on 1962-69 models



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Fig. Fig. 2: Common components of a front driveshaft assembly 6 Cyl.-225 Commando models



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Fig. Fig. 3: Location of the front driveshaft



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Fig. Fig. 4: Location of the rear driveshaft

  1. Matchmark the flanges and yokes.
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  3. Unscrew the attaching nuts from the universal joint's U-bolts.
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  5. Remove the U-bolts and slide the shaft forward or backward toward the slipjoint. The shaft can then be removed from the end yokes and removed from under the vehicle.
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Be careful to avoid dropping the bearing caps on the open ends of the universal joint.

  1. Installation is the reverse of removal. Torque the retaining nuts to 17-25 ft. lb.
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Some driveshafts are marked at the slipjoints with arrows on the spline and sleeve yoke. When installing the driveshaft, align the arrows to have the yokes at the front and rear of the shaft in the same parallel plane.

 
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