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
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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Hi there: Your VIN code refer at one 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x4 4.0L 6-cyl. Quadra-Trac, then, according with this, you must pay attention to the Standard tire size (in case of different tires in front and rear the dimensional data are valid for driving or rear wheels): Standard tire size: P 215/75 R 15 Tire width (mm): 215 Tire sidewall factor: 75 Rim size (in): 15
Make sure the driveshaft is wired up.All brake lines are capped to stop air getting in.Replace the diff oil and make sure it has the friction modifier in it or that you add it to the oil.(200ml).Check for axle seal leaks.Its also a very good time to replace the universal joint at the rear.If you don't,at least relube the uni.DON,T let the needle bearing caps come apart. if the car is on a hoist,allow at least 3 hours to do the job and time it so if you do need to get some parts,the parts shops are open(bearings,seals etc.)Hope this helps
You will need to remove the differential rear cover,drain fluid, remove wheel, brake drum, (rotor) . Unbolt center diff. pin, carefully remove (don't loose shims) push axle in remove lock keeper, then slide out axle, replace seal, put some grease on it, slide axle in reverse all to install.
remove rear tires, then remove brake calipers and rotors, then remove the 4 nuts (each side) that hold the axle shafts to the axle tube (located around the axle tube behind the backing plate) then using a slide hammer pull the axle shafts out, next using a die grinder and an air hammer get he retainer collar and the bearing off (without damaging the axle shaft) then remove the seal and the outer race which will still be in the housing. next put it all back together, make sure the plate with the studs is still on then slide the seal, bearing, then retainer on (all new parts) and using a press push them all the way back on. then is simple reassembly.
its most likely the transmission i have a 96 jeep grand cherokee laredo 12 yrs old ..it went about 3 months ago.i would take off at normall speed and it would rev. to about 3,000 RPMS and then the gear would catch ,and give u wiplash.lol but then it got worse. it would be fine taking off then while i was driving ,,i would be going any speed but wen i got up to speed it would start reving high [the gear was sliping] and i had to get it rebult it was like $3'000 grand plus