How do you figure that? The front drive shaft on that model is
decoupled in 2wd so nothing is gained by removal other than easier oil
filter access (as someone mentioned ) and making vehical a bit lighter
too from loss of driveshaft weight.
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As the rest of my post said, that was what I was told when I asked the same
question about my '81 CJ-7. A Jeep specialist (not at a dealer) confirmed
it and said something about unbalancing the main shaft and bearings inside
the TC -- he showed me the blowup-schematic and how he explained it made
sense, then. Never did remove the front shaft and never had any problems
What kind of 4x4 switch do you have on the dash?
If it has an "Auto4hi" position, don't remove the
driveshaft, if it just has 4hi, 2hi, 4lo...removing the
driveshaft is ok, but won't do anything for your
gas mileage. It doesn't turn in 2hi if you don't have
the auto t/case.
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