On Gen II 4x4 Frontier - what and where does the 4x4 dial engage? I'm trying to determine if my front drive shaft is always spinning, even in 2WD.
The issue with just replacing the U-joints is that not all techs are qualified to do it and will just screw up with flanges. This is why most dealerships just replace the entire DS. You can do the U-joints yourself if you are handy thou. You just need a vise or c-clamps, a BFH (Big Fing Hammer) and a bunch of sockets to use as a punch. Just beware, Aluminum shafts are harder to work on since they can be gouged easier then steel ones.Thanks. That's what I thought, but wanted to confirm.
Took my truck to the dealer for a new timing chain and their "inspection" revealed a loose front drive shaft. Looking like an expensive maintenance visit this time around. Trying not to be too pissed about it. Seems I've had a lot of problems with this supposedly reliable vehicle. Wasn't a big deal until I passed warranty mileage.
Rear shaft is already replaced. Why can't they just replace the u-joints like a normal vehicle?
I asked the question about front shaft because I am hoping this solves a vibration I am experiencing at 50+mph (not related to tire balance or alignment).