Jeep Cherokee (XJ): Cleaning and inspection. Adjustments. Specifications

Jeep Cherokee (XJ) 1984 - 2001 Service Manual > Differential and driveline > Propeller shafts > Cleaning and inspection. Adjustments. Specifications

Cleaning and inspection

PROPELLER SHAFT

  1.  Clean all universal joint bores with cleaning solvent and a wire brush.
  2.  Inspect the yokes for distortion, cracks, and worn bearing cap bores.

Adjustments

Rear axle pinion input angle

Adjust the rear axle pinion input angle on vehicles equipped with leaf springs with tapered shims (Fig.

37). Install tapered shims between the springs and axle pad to correct the angle. Refer to Group 2, Suspension, for additional information.

Pinion Angle Adjustment at Leaf Springs
Fig. 37 Pinion Angle Adjustment at Leaf Springs

1 - WEDGE

FRONT AXLE PINION INPUT ANGLE

Adjust the front axle pinion input angle at the lower suspension arms with shims (Fig. 38). Adding shims will decrease the pinion shaft angle but will also increase the caster angle. The pinion shaft angle has priority over the caster angle. Refer to Group 2, Suspension, for additional information.

Front axle pinion input angle

Adjust the front axle pinion input angle at the lower suspension arms with shims (Fig. 38). Adding shims will decrease the pinion shaft angle but will also increase the caster angle. The pinion shaft angle has priority over the caster angle. Refer to Group 2, Suspension, for additional information.

Specifications

PROPELLER SHAFTS AND U-JOINTS

DESCRIPTION TORQUE

Bolts, Transfer Case Yoke . . . . . 27 N·m (20 ft. lbs.)
Bolts, Axle Yoke . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 N·m (14 ft. lbs.)
Bolts, Axle Yoke . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 N·m (14 ft. lbs.)

Front Axle Angle Adjustment
Fig. 38 Front Axle Angle Adjustment

1 - SHIM
2 - SUSPENSION ARM

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