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Front driveshaft on 2002 jeep liberty replaced twice and keeps coming apart

Had front drive shaft replaced and it soon broke again at the back of shaft; replaced again and it came completely apart while in 4 wheel drive within two weeks

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    have the AWD option
    driving on dry pavement is bad, in 4wd stop that.
    ask why
    htt p : //ww w. rubicon-trail. com/4WD101/driveline-bind. html

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    _-__-___-_ Feb 23, 2014

    got AWD option? , no.
    driving on dry pavement in Part time 4wd, yes!
    results, BOOM , a for sure thing.

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    _-__-___-_ Feb 23, 2014

    read the operators guide in glove box.
    it has these warnings. lost that?, ask.



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Testimonial: "Aight. thx. I"ll try that but was thinking problem would be somewhere in driveline like differential or right axle assembly, bearings etc"

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