1. Front differential

    Greetings from Northern Michigan,
    Im starting to restore a 79 CJ5.
    It has a 4.2 liter and a three speed transmission.
    I felt a wobble in the front driveline upon inspection I discovered the front ring gear has a few teeth missing.
    Also the axle shafts seem to have a lot of play in them.
    Where do I start?
    Thank you in advance,
    American Legends Restoration

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    central florida
    the wobble shouldn't be coming from the ring. that's gunna be front end suspension I'd say. I'd replace the ring and pinion ASAP though if it's missing teeth.

  3. #3
    The wobble could come from the loose axle shafts especially If a bearing is going. If you have the mechanical ability I would pull and inspect the shafts, seals, bearings etc. As the son says I would replace the ring and pinion at your earliest convenience. If you have no plans on wheeling anytime soon you could wait on the ring and pinion.

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