Replaced my disconnect when I did my cv shafts for preventative maintenance. Opened it up to check all internals were good and relubed. $75 plus your shipping costs. Out of a 2005 TB. Comes with working actuator motor.
This has got to be the first time on this forum that I've seen a non-OEM part favored over OEM (except for the Hayden fan clutches).
I'll take a look at the ones on eBay, now that you mention that. Although if I had need, I think I'd still go with the OP's offer. I just don't use 4WD enough to justify having a spare right now (I use it perhaps 3-5x in a year, at least currently.)
Doesn't matter if you use it or not. It spins with the wheel and axle so the bearing gets wear. That's why a good lube is important. It would wear more if you leave it in AWD mode a lot as it would be engaged.
Right - but if it goes south, I can still drive in 2WD.
I like have my vehicles in as good a running order as possible, but since I currently never leave pavement or frequent boat launches, it wouldn't sideline me if it went. The greater need for me right now is the axle shafts (pass. side is leaking, although the boot looks fine.)
I know - that would be the perfect time to do the disconnect - and that's my plan. So it will get some 'loving' soon