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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-30-2002, 10:37 AM
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Clunk in Rear end area... ??

I have a small clunk in the rear when I take off from a complete stop. I laid under the Rig and rocked it back and forth and I noticed the Rear End was torqueing a little, as almost twisting a small amount, I think it may be loose Ubolts, but really can't tell. Does this sound right, am I looking in the right place... or is there something I am missing...

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Re: Clunk in Rear end area... ??

If the Ubolts check out ok, try lubing the slip joint in the rear drive shaft. It just may be the most common "problem" on this message board. <a target="_blank" href=http://tellico.off-road.com/ubbthreads/showthreaded.php?Cat=&amp;Board=offroadfordbroncol ate&amp;Number=776873&amp;page=&amp;view=&amp;sb=& amp;o=>Here are some instructions</a>.
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Re: Clunk in Rear end area... ??

That's what mine was! [img]images/icons/frown.gif[/img] Don't wait - my axle tube is cracked from it.
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Re: Clunk in Rear end area... ??

say what? what's cracked?
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Re: Clunk in Rear end area... ??

He said he has a crack in his rear end[img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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Crack in Rear end area...

Yeah, the spring perches appear to be cracked &amp; leaking oil, which is probably why the bearing went out. havack &amp; I spent a couple of hours today on what I expected to be a ONE hour job. I was just gonna pull the cover, the cross-shaft, the L axle, and its bearing, then slap in the repair bearing &amp; throw it all back together, but...







The bolt for the cross-shaft sheared, so we had to drill it out. But we couldn't drill it completely because I didn't have a 1/8x12" drill bit, so I hammered it after havack drilled all the threads off. But the pin stuck thru the other side, so I busted out part of the diff carrier. That wasn't all that big a deal since the shaft could still be retained, but the bearing wouldn't pop out with my makeshift bearing puller, so havack had to go to <font color=red>the Zone</font color=red> and pick up a REAL one for me. But after installing the new bearing, I didn't have my spare cross-shaft bolt at the house, so the truck's rear end is gonna be open all night! [img]images/icons/shocked.gif[/img] (Hope my truck doesn't get raped! [img]images/icons/mad.gif[/img]) We're gonna go pick it up tomorrow morning. (...and maybe do some off-roading on the way home! [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img])
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Re: Crack in Rear end area...

Steve, I think it may be time for a new rear end. Your just isn't right anymore, beyond repair. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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Re: Crack in Rear end area...

Yeah, but I've got a guy who'll buy the '96 shortly, so I hate to use it myself. Plus, I don't want that ratio. I'd have to go find another '87-96 3.08 [img]images/icons/tongue.gif[/img][img]images/icons/frown.gif[/img] or regear the '96 axle [img]images/icons/tongue.gif[/img][img]images/icons/frown.gif[/img][img]images/icons/tongue.gif[/img][img]images/icons/frown.gif[/img][img]images/icons/tongue.gif[/img][img]images/icons/frown.gif[/img].

Naaaaaahh... I'll just beat the crap outta this one until something breaks off! [img]images/icons/laugh.gif[/img][img]images/icons/cool.gif[/img]
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Re: Crack in Rear end area...

i got to axles steve, do you want one?
$100 for a bare housing and a set of 3.08 gears.
$50 for 2 shafts.
$10 for the flat stye yoke
$10 for the yoke style yoke.
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No, thanks. I can get one pretty cheap around here or in Shreveport if I ever want to replace it.
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