4X4 drive shaft has to be removed due to it slipping into neutral while driving

Tiny
CLOWN4LIFE
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  • 1997 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE
  • 5.2L
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 38,000 MILES
We had to have the 4x4 drive shaft removed due to it slipping into neutral going down the highway. Was wondering what parts do I need to fix the drive shaft joints or should I just replace the thing as a whole?
I'm on a budget but I don't want it to be half hazard either. What would be better for me in the long run? Have to replace the exhaust too.
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Friday, February 14th, 2020 AT 11:48 PM

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Tiny
KASEKENNY1
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Just to clarify, you are replacing either the entire driveshaft or the universal joints for it slipping to neutral on the highway?

If this is the case, I doubt the drive shaft is the issue. However, here is all the info on what you asked for on the U-Joints. You do not need to replace the entire shaft if the joints are an issue but it is much easier to replace it.

https://youtu.be/PmbiyaOP_Ss

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-u-joints-work

Let me know if I am not understanding something and we can go from there. Thanks
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Saturday, February 15th, 2020 AT 8:37 AM

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