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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-13-2003, 02:33 PM
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snaped a u-joint

I snapped the u-joint on the rear drive shaft of a cj-7 while out mudding. We tried to get home with just front wheel drive, but appearently the transfer case is limited slip, and won't turn the front wheels if the rear wheels aren't turning. Is there a part I can buy to lock the transfer case slip differential into continously engauged? (this is strickly for off [img]images/graemlins/40BEER.gif[/img]road)
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Re: snaped a u-joint

sounds like you broke more then a might want to open the t-case and look around to see if some gears have lost some i dont think any t-case is limited slip.......i could be wrong..... [img]images/graemlins/givemebeer.gif[/img]

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Re: snaped a u-joint

Sounds like you might have a QuadraTrac TC...

Hafta wait for Will or CJDave to get the particulars...
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i agree with caverdave... since you idn't fill out your profile, we'll have to guess... lets see.. you jeep is a 76-79 and an automatic isn't it?
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post #5 of (permalink) Old 10-13-2003, 04:37 PM
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oops.. just updated my profile.
The jeep we were in was a CJ-5 83' straight six standard trans, old and rusting - but running. I guess I should rephrase the question: If the rear drive shaft snaps off in 4L with the front hubs locked, shouldn't the front whells continue to turn?
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If it was a standard transmission, then the transfer case should allow you to shift into 4 high and drive in front wheel drive. The hubs need to be locked in. If you wrecked a front hub also then you won't be able to move at all.

Are you sure that you were really in 4wd?

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