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Driveshaft Mu same as Rodeo?

Postby Knackebrod » Thu Jul 21, 2022 5:12 pm

Hi all!
Completely blew the cv joint (front right) on my '97 Mu Wizard today...
Mu's are pretty rare here in North America but the Isuzu Rodeo (gas version) is easier to find.
Is the drivetrain the same? In other words can I put a rodeo driveshaft in my mu?
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Re: Driveshaft Mu same as Rodeo?

Postby geeves » Thu Jul 21, 2022 5:27 pm

I think so. Measure it to be sure
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Re: Driveshaft Mu same as Rodeo?

Postby Knackebrod » Fri Jul 22, 2022 12:28 am

Thanks for the quick reply!
If I can't find replacements in time can I just remove both driveshafts and drive it like that for a bit until new parts arrive?
Of course leaving it in RWD.
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Re: Driveshaft Mu same as Rodeo?

Postby geeves » Fri Jul 22, 2022 7:42 am

You should get away with only removing the broken one. One thought. Does yours have the vacuum operated diff and no freewheel hubs. If so it might be nessecsary to change out the entire diff cvs and freewheels from the pickup
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Re: Driveshaft Mu same as Rodeo?

Postby Knackebrod » Sat Jul 23, 2022 4:13 pm

I think it has freewheel hubs. Is there an easy way to check?
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Re: Driveshaft Mu same as Rodeo?

Postby geeves » Sun Jul 24, 2022 7:57 am

A second bulge on the left of the main diff is a vac operated diff Free wheel hubs have a dial in the center or auto written on them
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