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Rear end (axle)

Need to replace the rear end on a 1998 grand cherokee laredo but was told I needed vin nuber to find correct axle. looks to me like they are all dana 44's. any ides?

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    Thanks RudolfDiesel!!!!

  • garyjc21 Jan 19, 2009

    would like to know how to tell which rear diff is in my 98 grand cherokee. I have the vin only. Can't get to rear to look at the tag.


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Call jeep and give them last 9 digits of your vin and ask for three things -Differential Type,Gear ratio, and Track lock- They will give you
1) Dana 35 or 44
2) Gear Ratio 3.31 or 3.73
3) Track Lock - yes/no

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It is a 44 it is a aluminum case the vin does nothing you need the tag on the housing to find what parts you need take your time a lot of parts guys do not know what they are you can poss convert to a 35 if you know the gear ratio

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    Scott Schoemann Jul 12, 2012

    WHY would you downgrade to a 35 if you have a 44? look further for better info! ( the 44 is 100% rebuildable and cheaper to repair than replace IF you have the skills needed)


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1998 jeep grand cherokee has a
Jeep Grand Cherokee Axle rear end (axle) - inv-dots.gif Notes : RH, Dana 35 Rear Axle, w/ Rear Drum Brakes, Laredo/Limited Models Part # : CPWJ507109 OEM # : 4713192 Fit : 1993-1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee (93-98)

Posted on Jan 11, 2009

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    Rudolf Diesel Jan 11, 2009

    there the same from 93 to 98

    you will need the same gears as in your rear end there is a tag that will say something like 3.23 that is most common


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