We had a club trip yesterday and I have some problems. My front rear has been getting worse and worse and I was planning on rebuilding front and back rears when it goes...
The front drive shaft is spinning but the tires arent. How can I figure out if a hub is broken? Do I have to pull them off and look? Or is there an easier way?
Next, I lost my tire on the way out of the trail. Its a D44 from a Scout. It looks like the bearing went and the axle seperated from the backing plate. The backing plate is now destroyed. Where can I Buy a backing plate?
To see if the front problem is the hub lock them in and jack the front end off the ground. Put the transfer case in 2wd and turn the front driveshaft by hand. While turning watch the front axle u-joints. If they are turning and the tires aren't you have a hub problem.
The 'bore' is the seat for the bearing that is machined into the ends of the rear axel. If the bearing has seized, the axel shaft starts turning the whole bearing and this can and will destroy the seat by wearing it to a larger diameter and pretty much tearing it up.
By then, it's new axel housing time ...