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Old January 2nd, 2010, 18:52
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would this slightly damaged axle shaft still work?

i was in need of a driver side axle shaft for my 91 xj. I found this on ebay from seller alljeepparts401. He has lots of good reviews. Anyways i got the axle shaft like this. I dont know if this is how it was as he was selling it, or if it got damaged during shipping. I just want to know if it will still work because that is my only concern.

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Old January 2nd, 2010, 19:02
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Re: would this slightly damaged axle shaft still work?

It doesn't look too bad. How is the U-Joint. It doesn't look like the shaft itself is that bad amd the splines look okay. If it was me I would find someone with a sand blaster and get it cleaned up and then replace the U-joint. Just take it easy at first.
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Old January 2nd, 2010, 19:08
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Re: would this slightly damaged axle shaft still work?

looks ok to me. just hammer that flange back somewhat straight.
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Old January 2nd, 2010, 19:11
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Re: would this slightly damaged axle shaft still work?

thanks for the reply guys! i thought it would be okay maybe just to hammer it. The ujoint seems good i guess. Im replacing it because my old ujoint broke and part of the shaft broke too so i needed a complete assembly. I plan on cleaning it up a little bit and then putting it in.
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Old January 2nd, 2010, 19:18
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Re: would this slightly damaged axle shaft still work?

Same thing happened to my new alloy USA axles during shipping. I just bent the flange part straight again. It seems like just a dust shield and nothing crucial at all being so thin. Once bent back well enough you can't tell anything ever happened.

You'd think however a company like alloy USA would had known how to ship their stuff in a way to prevent that.
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Old January 2nd, 2010, 19:49
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Re: would this slightly damaged axle shaft still work?

The axle shaft is fine. The dust shield that goes on the axle shaft got bent up, but that's not a big deal.
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Old January 2nd, 2010, 19:54
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Re: would this slightly damaged axle shaft still work?

Are you going to install a new joint before you put it in? Also if the dust shield can't be straightened, they're a light press fit. You can remove the bent one and install the shield from your old shaft.
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Old January 2nd, 2010, 21:56
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Re: would this slightly damaged axle shaft still work?

thanks all! i wont be changing the ujoint. Im trying put the least amount of money into this car as its my beater and the ujoint on it seems fine. Hopefully it wont break.
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