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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-15-2003, 04:50 PM Thread Starter
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if i was to break rear drive shaft ya think i can take it out and go into 4 wheel and lock front in and still go and how far??
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1. Sure ya can...
2. If you're not the sharpest knife in the drawer...
3. You're just asking for more trouble,
4. Than you want to handle,
5. Take lots of big bills in your wallet,
6. To pay the Tow Truck...
7. You're plan IMHO... ain't the brightest.
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Re: drive shaft broke

What t-case you got in your 5?

don't know if any of them came with the slip yolk like the 231 but if they did. NO, you can't just remove the shaft...all the t-case fluid will drip/drain out and then not only are you out the driveshaft but you are out the t-case.

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Re: drive shaft broke

sure ya can?? but how far will i get it home if it happens?? your post not really clear to me??
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Re: drive shaft broke

Your transfer case and front differential were not made to run far that way. You're asking for much more severe problems than the broken driveshaft. A tow truck would be cheaper.
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I broke my driveshaft and drove it about 3 miles in frontwheel drive... No problems... leaked alittle fluid but all was well
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Re: drive shaft broke

thanks i was just wondering if it ever happened
thanks agin and ill member that!!!
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Re: drive shaft broke

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if i was to break rear drive shaft ya think i can take it out and go into 4 wheel and lock front in and still go and how far??

[/ QUOTE ]1. Dang it all Dex!
2. Look at your grammar and punctuation...
3. It makes it very hard for people like me to read your message,
4. AND figure out just what ya meant.
5. Here's what I read... (LEVE Translated)...[*] If the rear driveshaft breaks,[*] Can I remove it,[*] And <font color="red">still go out </font color> four-wheelin'?[*] If the answer is yes...[*] Then how far can I go,[*] Before I can't go further.
6. A little judicious use of sentence construction,
7. Would sure help a WHOLE lot!
8. So that I don't go off half cocked and
9. Give an aswer that's completley off the wall,
10. For the question you meant to ask...
11. And I didn't seem to see,
12. And [img]images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img] myself in front of millions,

And people say my format's hard to read.... [img]images/graemlins/thud.gif[/img]
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Re: drive shaft broke

i see!!
sorry
it was all about will it get me home, and this cj5 wont see any trails or rocks its just for around town with big built 350 and heavy cam'ed
soirry im not good typer or speller
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Re: drive shaft broke

true..its hard to read.. but if you meant to ask this:
If I break my rear driveshaft in my cj-5 while out wheeling, would it be possible to drive it home in 4wd using only the front axle?
the answer is definately yes, and with no damage.
If the front axle has a locker, then probably not..its too squirly
I had to drive my tj home (about 6 miles) on just the front driveshaft and it was not a good experience only because not only did I break the rear driveshaft, but one of the front hubs as well.. I had to lock the ARB in the front and drive on just the one wheel... it was very dangerous and I drove slowly in the shoulder the whole way.
I have driven open cj's for over a month on just the front axle though
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