Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Lexington, SC
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Dana 18 / drivetrain grabbing?? Help!!
I just pulled the inspection cover off my Dana 18 transfercase and everything seems fine. There are no metal shavings. I have the full floater rear kit so i unlocked everything and spun it and i could not hear any bad noises. There is some play, but i don't know how much is bad. I can wiggle the larger gear on the passenger side about less than 1/4 inch of play. everything looks clean. The gears are fine looking, but i can't see the bearings.
If it is not the transfercase, what could be a cause of the driveline "grab" when i drive down the road. Like i said in an earlier post it is not an engine problem. There was also a whine like a belt was loose for a little bit when i was driving. It comes back if i go faster. The tranny shifts properly and doesn't seem to be a problem.
Is there any suggestions of what else to look for. I want to get my jeep back on the road, Not on jack stands in the backyard.
Thanks for all the help
Dan Stewart 1963 CJ5 "Caloosa Jeepers" member