How to identify your XJ or MJ Jeep's factory axle & what's in it!

This page contains Cherokee, Wagoneer, and Comanche Axle ID Numbers as well as drawings and pictures (where possible) of the axle housings to help you identify which axle / differential came on your Jeep. I only have data going up to 1997 so if you can add to this list it would be greatly appreciated. Axles are grouped by part number rather than year of vehicle. This information was compiled as a result of trying to run down various axle id's & not having a good single source to start from that also gave part numbers. Sources include: MANY tech & Jeep sites, service manuals, parts lists & brochures.

Here's some diagrams & pictures of the various axles offered on Jeep Cherokees, Commanches & Wagoneers (mid sized only!). Earlier full size models (FSJ's) are not covered here.

This is where the axle identification info is SUPPOSED to be found... good luck!This drawing shows where the generic DANA axle identification information is SUPPOSED to be found. The cover tags usually get ripped off or lost and the casting info is usually too crappy to read from day one so let's move on to some other ways to figure out which axle ya have.


Once you have found your axle's part number... or if you want to look up your vehicle's axle part number... just use the lists at the bottom of this page. Use the following to interpret the various designations in the list:

This code... means this axle... with this number of bolts holding the cover on... with this general differential housing shape... with this size ring gear... with these notes... Photo, diagram, sketch or cave drawing of the axle housing, cover or cover gasket.
20 Dana 20 rear axle   Cover is very round when viewed from the back.   VERY rare in early MJ's. Primarily found on CJ's, etc.
30 Dana 30 front axle 10 bolt cover Round with flattened vertical cover sides. 7.56 inches Threaded plug to fill differential with oil.
35 Dana 35 rear axle 10 bolt cover Rounded housing cover. Looks like it's been 'mashed' down from the top.   Plastic plug to fill differential w/ oil.
8-1/4 Chrysler 8.25 inch rear axle 10 bolt cover Rounded housing cover with flattened housing bottom   Plastic plug to fill differential w/ oil.
44 Dana 44 rear axle 10 bolt cover Angular cover and housing. 8.5 inches Primarily found in late 80's XJ's with towing package. MJ versions have spring perches on bottom. Threaded fill plug.
OEM / Factory Differential Types  
NL Non-Limited Slip differential ('open' differential) ALL OEM front differentials. Most common for rear regardless of axle manufacturer.  
L or LS Limited Slip differential    

Each part number group contains axle information from the three most recent epochs of Jeep history: AMC / JEEP, Chrysler / Jeep, & Daimler-Chrysler. Please note that some of these areas overlap & you'll find AMC designations carried on into ChryCo production years. (Grouping is subjective & based on information from my Magic 8-Ball... if you have any corrections to make please feel free to contact me!)

  • Single and double letter codes are honest to goodness AMC / Jeep codes.
  • 8 Digit codes beginning with "5" are Daimler-Chrysler numbers.
  • 10 digit codes beginning with "8" are AMC / Chrysler Codes prior to Daimler-Benz.

1984 - 1986 AMC / JEEP codes:

PART # CODE YEAR FOUND ON THESE VEHICLES AXLE TYPE RATIO DIFFERENTIAL TYPE
E 1986 Cherokee, Wagoneer & Comanche 35 3.54 NL
K 1986 Cherokee, Wagoneer & Comanche 35 4.11 NL
KK 1986 Cherokee, Wagoneer & Comanche 35 4.11 LS
S 1984 - 85 Cherokee & Wagoneer 35 3.73 NL
T 1984 - 86 Cherokee, Wagoneer & Comanche 35 3.31 NS
SS 1984 - 85 Cherokee & Wagoneer 35 3.73 LS
TT 1984 - 85 Cherokee & Wagoneer 35 3.31 LS

(Note: Sorry the following are not in table format. If anyone knows of a method of doing this other than 'by hand' let me know & I'll format this information as shown in the table above.)
  • 1991-1997 Daimler-Chrysler codes:

  • PART # CODE - YEAR - VEHICLE - AXLE TYPE - RATIO - DIFFERENTIAL TYPE
  • 52008613 '95-96 Cherokee 35 3.73 NL
  • 52009401 '94 Cherokee 35 3.73 NL
  • 52037658 '91-93 Cherokee 35 3.55 NL
  • 52060009 '95 Cherokee 8-1/4 4.10 L
  • 52067357 '91-93 Cherokee 35 3.55 L A.B.S.
  • 52067662 '91-93 Cherokee 30 3.55 NL w/o disconnect axle
  • 52067663 '91-93 Cherokee & Comanche 30 4.10 NL w/o disconnect axle
  • 52067664 '91-93 Cherokee & Comanche 30 3.07 NL w/o disconnect axle
  • 52067690 '92-93 Cherokee 8-1/4 3.55 NL
  • 52067694 '91-93 Cherokee 35 3.07 NL
  • 52067695 '91-93 Cherokee 35 3.07 L
  • 52067696 '91-93 Cherokee 35 3.55 L A.B.S.
  • 52067697 '91-93 Cherokee 35 3.55 NL
  • 52067698 '91-93 Cherokee 35 3.55 L A.B.S.
  • 52067699 '91-93 Cherokee 35 3.55 NL
  • 52067761 '91-93 Cherokee & Comanche 30 3.55 NL w/o disconnect axle
  • 52067968 '91-93 Cherokee 30 3.55 NL w/o disconnect axle, R.H.D.
  • 52068012 '91-92 Comanche 35 3.07 NL
  • 52068027 '92-93 Cherokee 8-1/4 3.55 NL
  • 52068047 '91-93 Cherokee & Comanche 30 3.07 NL w/o disconnect axle
  • 52068048 '91-93 Cherokee & Comanche 30 4.10 NL w/o disconnect axle
  • 52068051 '91-93 Cherokee 30 3.55 NL w/o disconnect axle, R.H.D.
  • 52068054 '91-93 Cherokee 30 4.10 NL w/o disconnect axle, R.H.D.
  • 52068070 '91-93 Cherokee 35 3.55 L
  • 52068071 '91-93 Cherokee 35 3.07 L
  • 52068073 '91-93 Cherokee 35 4.11 NL
  • 52068074 '91-93 Cherokee 35 3.55 NL
  • 52068077 '91-93 Cherokee 35 3.55 NL
  • 52068078 '91-93 Cherokee 35 3.07 NL
  • 52068141 '91-93 Cherokee 35 3.73 NL
  • 52068264 '91-93 Cherokee 30 3.55 NL w/o disconnect axle
  • 52068265 '91-95 Cherokee 35 3.55 NL
  • 52068266 '91-96 Cherokee 35 3.55 L
  • 52068366 '94 Cherokee 8-1/4 3.55 NL
  • 52068368 '94-96 Cherokee 8-1/4 4.10 NL
  • 52068421 '94-96 Cherokee 30 3.07 NL w/o disconnect axle
  • 52068423 '94-96 Cherokee 30 3.55 NL w/o disconnect axle
  • 52068424 '94-96 Cherokee 30 4.10 NL w/o disconnect axle
  • 52068425 '94-95 Cherokee 30 3.55 NL w/o disconnect axle
  • 52068517 '94-96 Cherokee 30 3.07 NL w/o disconnect axle
  • 52068559 '94-96 Cherokee 30 3.55 NL w/o disconnect axle, R.H.D.
  • 52068560 '94-96 Cherokee 30 3.55 NL w/o disconnect axle, R.H.D.
  • 52068564 '94-96 Cherokee 30 4.10 NL w/o disconnect axle, R.H.D.
  • 52068634 '91-93 Cherokee & Comanche 30 3.07 NL w/o disconnect axle
  • 52068641 '91-93 Cherokee & Comanche 30 3.07 NL w/o disconnect axle
  • 52068642 '91-93 Cherokee & Comanche 30 3.55 NL w/o disconnect axle
  • 52068643 '91-93 Cherokee & Comanche 30 4.10 NL w/o disconnect axle
  • 52068668 '94-96 Cherokee 8-1/4 3.07 NL
  • 52068669 '94-96 Cherokee 8-1/4 3.07 L
  • 52068670 '94-96 Cherokee 8-1/4 4.10 NL
  • 52068671 '94-95 Cherokee 8-1/4 4.10 L
  • 52068675 '94-96 Cherokee 35 3.55 L
  • 52068679 '94-95 Cherokee 35 3.07 L
  • 52068688 '94-96 Cherokee 35 4.11 L
  • 52068689 '94-95 Cherokee 35 4.11 NL
  • 52068700 '94-95 Cherokee 35 3.55 NL
  • 52068714 '94-95 Cherokee 35 3.55 L
  • 52068721 '94-95 Cherokee 35 3.55 NL
  • 52068728 '94-95 Cherokee 35 3.55 NL
  • 52068740 '94-96 Cherokee 35 3.07 NL
  • 52068741 '94-96 Cherokee 35 3.07 NL
  • 52068742 '94-95 Cherokee 35 3.07 L
  • 52068743 '94-95 Cherokee 35 3.55 L
  • 52068744 '94-95 Cherokee 35 3.55 NL
  • 52068749 '94 Cherokee 8-1/4 3.55 NL
  • 52068800 '94 Cherokee 8-1/4 3.55 L
  • 52069008 '94-96 Cherokee 8-1/4 3.07 L
  • 52069193 '95-97 Cherokee 30 3.07 NL w/o disconnect axle
  • 52069194 '95-97 Cherokee 30 3.55 NL w/o disconnect axle
  • 52069195 '95-97 Cherokee 30 4.10 NL w/o disconnect axle
  • 52069196 '95-97 Cherokee 30 3.73 NL w/o disconnect axle
  • 52069197 '95-97 Cherokee 30 3.55 NL w/o disconnect axle
  • 52069198 '95-97 Cherokee 30 3.07 NL w/o disconnect axle
  • 52069199 '95-97 Cherokee 30 3.55 NL w/o disconnect axle, R.H.D.
  • 52069200 '95-97 Cherokee 30 3.55 NL w/o disconnect axle, R.H.D.
  • 52069201 '95-97 Cherokee 30 4.10 NL w/o disconnect axle, R.H.D.
  • 52069227 '95 Cherokee 8-1/4 3.55 NL
  • 52069229 '94-95 Cherokee 8-1/4 3.07 NL
  • 52069230 '94-96 Cherokee 8-1/4 3.07 L
  • 52069231 '94-96 Cherokee 8-1/4 4.10 NL
  • 52069232 '94-96 Cherokee 8-1/4 4.10 L
  • 52069233 '95 Cherokee 8-1/4 3.55 NL
  • 52069235 '94-96 Cherokee 8-1/4 4.10 NL
  • 52069236 '94-96 Cherokee 8-1/4 4.10 L
  • 52069600 '94-96 Cherokee 35 4.11 L
  • 52069603 '95 Cherokee 8-1/4 3.55 NL
  • 52069605 '95 Cherokee 8-1/4 3.55 NL
  • 52069780 '94-96 Cherokee 35 3.73 NL
  • 52069781 '94-96 Cherokee 35 3.73 NL
  • 52069785 '94-96 Cherokee 35 3.07 L
  • 52069786 '94-96 Cherokee 35 4.11 L
  • 52069787 '94-96 Cherokee 35 4.11 L
  • 52069799 '96 Cherokee 35 3.07 L
  • 52070012 '94-96 Cherokee 30 3.55 NL w/o disconnect axle
  • 52070013 '94-96 Cherokee 30 3.73 NL w/o disconnect axle
  • 52070047 '94-95 Cherokee 8-1/4 3.55 L
  • 52070048 '94-95 Cherokee 8-1/4 4.10 L
  • 52070062 '95-96 Cherokee 8-1/4 4.10 L
  • 52098930 '96 Cherokee 8-1/4 3.55 NL
  • 52098931 '96 Cherokee 8-1/4 3.55 L
  • 52098932 '96 Cherokee 8-1/4 4.10 NL
  • 52098933 '96 Cherokee 8-1/4 3.07 NL
  • 52099457 '97 Cherokee 35 3.55 L
  • 52099458 '97 Cherokee 35 3.55 L
  • 52099459 '97 Cherokee 35 3.07 L
  • 52009460 '97 Cherokee 35 3.73 L
  • 52099467 '97 Cherokee 35 3.73 NL
  • 52099468 '97 Cherokee 35 3.73 L
  • 52009473 '97 Cherokee 35 3.55 NL
  • 52009474 '97 Cherokee 35 3.07 NL
  • 53005574 '90 Cherokee, Wagoneer & Comanche 30 3.07 NL disconnect axle
  • 53005575 '90 Cherokee, Wagoneer & Comanche 30 3.07 NL disconnect axle
  • 53005576 ’90-93 Cherokee, Wagoneer & Comanche 30 3.55 NL disconnect axle
  • 53005577 '90 Cherokee, Wagoneer & Comanche 30 4.10 NL disconnect axle
  • 53005578 '90 Cherokee, Wagoneer & Comanche 30 4.10 NL disconnect axle
  • 53005579 '90 Cherokee, Wagoneer & Comanche 30 4.56 NL disconnect axle
  • 53005580 ’90-93 Cherokee, Wagoneer & Comanche 30 3.55 NL w/o disconnect axle
  • 53005581 '90-93 Cherokee, Wagoneer & Comanche 30 3.55 NL w/o disconnect axle
  • 53005582 '90-93 Cherokee, Wagoneer & Comanche 30 3.55 NL w/o disconnect axle, A.B.S.
  • 53005584 '90 Cherokee & Wagoneer 35 3.07 NL
  • 53005585 '90 Cherokee & Wagoneer 35 3.55 NL
  • 53005586 '90 Cherokee & Wagoneer 35 3.55 L
  • 53005587 '90-93 Cherokee & Wagoneer 35 3.55 NL A.B.S.
  • 53005588 '90-93 Cherokee & Wagoneer 35 3.55 L A.B.S.
  • 53005589 '90 Cherokee & Wagoneer 35 3.55 NL
  • 53005590 '90 Cherokee & Wagoneer 35 4.11 NL
  • 53000591 '90 Cherokee & Wagoneer 35 4.11 L
  • 53005592 '90 Cherokee & Wagoneer 35 4.56 NL
  • 53005982 '90 Cherokee & Wagoneer 35 3.07 L
  • 53008596 '90 Comanche 35 3.07 NL
  • 53008597 '90 Comanche 35 3.55 NL
  • 53008598 '90 Comanche 35 4.11 NL
  • 53008599 '90 Comanche 35 4.56 NL
  • 53008601 '91-92 Comanche 44 3.07 NL
  • 53008602 '91-92 Comanche 44 3.07 L
  • 53008603 '91-92 Comanche 44 3.54 NL
  • 53008604 '91-92 Comanche 44 3.54 L
  • 53008605 '91-92 Comanche 44 4.10 NL
  • 53008657 '90 Cherokee & Wagoneer 35 4.11 L
  • 53008657 '91-93 Cherokee 35 4.11 L
  • 53008658 '90-93 Cherokee & Wagoneer 35 3.07 L
  • 53008659 '90-93 Cherokee & Wagoneer 35 3.55 L
  • 53009321 '91-93 Cherokee & Comanche 30 3.07 NL disconnect axle
  • 53009322 '91.93 Cherokee 30 3.07 NL disconnect axle
  • 53009323 '91.93 Cherokee & Comanche 30 3.55 NL disconnect axle
  • 53009324 '91.93 Cherokee & Comanche 30 4.10 NL disconnect axle
  • 53009325 '91-93 Cherokee 30 4.10 NL disconnect axle
  • 53009804 '91-93 Cherokee 35 3.07 NL
  • 53009805 '91-93 Cherokee 35 3.55 NL
  • 53009806 '91-93 Cherokee 35 4.11 NL
  • 53009808 '91-93 Cherokee 35 3.55 NL
  • 53009809 '91-92 Comanche 35 3.55 NL
  • 53009810 '91-92 Comanche 35 4.11 NL

  • 1984 - 1990 AMC / Chrysler codes (pre Daimler-Benz)

  • PART # CODE - YEAR - VEHICLE - AXLE TYPE - RATIO - DIFFERENTIAL TYPE
  • 8953000393 '86-87 Cherokee, Wagoneer & Comanche 30 3.54 NL disconnect axle
  • 8953000394 '86-89 Cherokee, Wagoneer & Comanche 30 4.10 NL disconnect axle
  • 8953000395 '84-85 Cherokee & Wagoneer 30 3.73 NL disconnect axle
  • 8953000396 '84-85 Cherokee & Wagoneer 30 3.73 NL disconnect axle
  • 8953000930 '86-89 Cherokee, Wagoneer & Comanche 30 3.07 NL disconnect axle
  • 8953000931 '84-85 Cherokee & Wagoneer 30 3.31 NL disconnect axle
  • 8953000932 '84-87 Cherokee, Wagoneer & Comanche 30 3.31 NL disconnect axle
  • 8953001214 '84-85 Cherokee & Wagoneer 30 3.31 NL disconnect axle
  • 8953001215 '84-85 Cherokee & Wagoneer 30 3.31 NL disconnect axle
  • 8953001218 '84-85 Cherokee & Wagoneer 30 3.31 NL disconnect axle
  • 8953001219 '84-85 Cherokee & Wagoneer 30 3.31 NL disconnect axle
  • 8953001326 '84-85 Cherokee & Wagoneer 30 3.31 NL w/o disconnect axle
  • 8953001327 '84-85 Cherokee & Wagoneer 30 3.31 NL w/o disconnect axle
  • 8953001364 '84-85 Cherokee & Wagoneer 30 3.31 NL w/o disconnect axle
  • 8953001366 '84-85 Cherokee & Wagoneer 30 3.73 NL w/o disconnect axle
  • 8953002091 '84-85 Cherokee & Wagoneer 30 3.31 NL w/o disconnect axle
  • 8953002092 '84-85 Cherokee & Wagoneer 30 3.31 NL w/o disconnect axle
  • 8953002093 '84-85 Cherokee & Wagoneer 30 3.31 NL w/o disconnect axle
  • 8953002094 '84-85 Cherokee & Wagoneer 30 3.73 NL w/o disconnect axle
  • 8953003071 '87-90 Comanche 44 4.10 NL
  • 8953003427 '87 Cherokee & Wagoneer 35 3.55 L
  • 8953003435 '86-87 Cherokee, Wagoneer & Comanche 30 3.54 NL w/o disconnect axle
  • 8953003436 '86-87 Cherokee, Wagoneer & Comanche 30 4.10 NL w/o disconnect axle
  • 8953003497 '86-89 Cherokee, Wagoneer & Comanche 30 4.56 NL disconnect axle
  • 8953003514 '87-89 Cherokee & Wagoneer 35 3.08 L
  • 8953003516 '87-89 Cherokee & Wagoneer 35 3.08 NL
  • 8953003692 '86 Cherokee & Wagoneer 35 3.54 NL
  • 8953003693 '86-89 Cherokee & Wagoneer 35 4.11 L
  • 8953003695 '86-89 Cherokee & Wagoneer 35 4.11 NL
  • 8953003697 '86 Comanche 35 3.54 NL
  • 8953003698 '86 Comanche 35 4.11 L
  • 8953003699 '86 Comanche 35 4.11 NL
  • 8953003700 '86-87 Comanche 44 4.10 L
  • 8953003701 '86-87 Comanche 44 4.10 NL
  • 8953004043 '86 Cherokee & Wagoneer 35 3.31 NL
  • 8953004045 '86 Comanche 35 3.31 NL
  • 8953004215 '86 Cherokee & Wagoneer 35 3.31 NL
  • 8953004216 '86 Cherokee & Wagoneer 35 3.54 NL
  • 8953004217 '86 Cherokee & Wagoneer 35 4.11 NL
  • 8953004218 '86 Cherokee & Wagoneer 35 4.11 L
  • 8953004219 '86 Comanche 35 3.31 NL
  • 8953004220 '86 Comanche 35 3.54 NL
  • 8953004221 '86 Comanche 35 4.11 NL
  • 8953004222 '86 Comanche 35 4.11 L
  • 8953004244 '86-89 Cherokee, Wagoneer & Comanche 30 4.10 NL disconnect axle
  • 8953004458 '86-89 Cherokee, Wagoneer & Comanche 30 4.10 NL w/o disconnect axle
  • 8953004459 '86-87 Cherokee, Wagoneer & Comanche 30 3.54 NL w/o disconnect axle
  • 8953004512 '86 Cherokee & Wagoneer 35 3.31 NL
  • 8953004513 '86 Cherokee & Wagoneer 35 3.54 NL
  • 8953004514 '86 Cherokee & Wagoneer 35 4.11 NL
  • 8953004515 '86 Cherokee & Wagoneer 35 4.11 L
  • 8953004516 '86 Comanche 35 3.31 NL
  • 8953004517 '86 Comanche 35 3.54 NL
  • 8953004518 '86 Comanche 35 4.11 NL
  • 8953004519 '86 Comanche 35 4.11 L
  • 8953004680 '87-89 Cherokee & Wagoneer 35 3.55 NL
  • 8953004682 '87-89 Comanche 35 3.55 NL
  • 8953004683 '87 Comanche 35 3.55 L
  • 8953004694 '86-90 Comanche 44 3.54 NL
  • 8953004695 '86-90 Comanche 44 4.10 NL
  • 8953004697 '86 Comanche 35 3.55 NL
  • 8953004768 '86 Comanche 35 3.31 NL
  • 8953004769 '87-89 Comanche 35 4.11 NL
  • 8953004770 ‘87-89 Comanche 35 3.08 NL
  • 8953004771 '87 Comanche 35 3.08 L
  • 8953004772 '87-89 Cherokee & Wagoneer 35 4.56 NL
  • 8953004773 '87-89 Comanche 35 4.56 NL
  • 8953005001 '86-87 Cherokee & Wagoneer 44 3.07 NL
  • 8953005002 '86-87 Cherokee & Wagoneer 44 3.07 L
  • 8953005003 '86-87 Cherokee & Wagoneer 44 3.54 NL
  • 8953005004 '86-87 Cherokee & Wagoneer 44 3.54 L
  • 8953005005 '86-90 Comanche 44 3.07 NL
  • 8953005006 '86-90 Comanche 44 3.07 L
  • 8953005007 '86-90 Comanche 44 3.54 NL
  • 8953005043 '86-89 Cherokee, Wagoneer & Comanche 30 3.55 NL disconnect axle
  • 8953005045 '86-89 Cherokee, Wagoneer & Comanche 30 3.55 NL w/o disconnect axle
  • 8953005172 '87-89 Cherokee & Wagoneer 35 3.55 NL
  • 8953005173 '87-89 Cherokee & Wagoneer 35 3.55 L
  • 8953005190 '87-89 Cherokee, Wagoneer & Comanche 30 3.55 NL w/o disconnect axle
  • 8953005191 '86-87 Cherokee & Wagoneer 44 3.54 NL
  • 8953005192 '86-87 Cherokee & Wagoneer 44 3.54 L
  • 8953005193 '87-89 Cherokee & Wagoneer 35 3.55 NL
  • 8953005215 '87-89 Cherokee & Wagoneer 35 3.55 NL A.B.S.
  • 8953005216 '87-89 Cherokee & Wagoneer 35 3.55 L A.B.S.
  • 8953005336 '87-89 Cherokee & Wagoneer 35 4.11 NL
  • 8953005337 '87-89 Cherokee & Wagoneer 35 4.11 L
  • 8953005338 '87-89 Cherokee & Wagoneer 35 4.56 NL
  • 8953005412 '87-89 Cherokee, Wagoneer & Comanche 30 3.55 NL w/o disconnect axle
  • 8953005413 '87-89 Cherokee, Wagoneer & Comanche 30 3.07 NL w/o disconnect axle
  • 8953005416 '87-90 Comanche 44 3.07 L
  • 8953005417 '87-90 Comanche 44 3.54 L

If you have pics of your own repairs or can suggest other methods - please contribute your ideas (and pictures) to this article!

Revised on: November 22nd, 2007









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