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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-05-2000, 08:47 AM
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Whoops, I did it agian!

This is the second time that I broke my rear pinion off. Why is this happening? I'm running 31X10.5's and every thing is stock, except for a heavy duty rear drive shaft. Is this my problem? Both times I've been climbing up steep hills and spinning my wheels. Is there too much stress? How can I fix this for good?

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 09-05-2000, 09:21 AM
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Re: Whoops, I did it agian!

Was your zuki hopping when your wheels where spinning?
What could be happening is when your wheels are spinning
and your truck is hopping your rear springs could be
wrapping up and causing the rear pinion angle to be at a
bad angle cause it to snap? I've seen it happen with a FJ40
with weak leafs in the rear and appling too much pressure
with the right foot.


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post #3 of (permalink) Old 09-05-2000, 10:46 AM
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Re: Whoops, I did it agian!

Yeah, I'm sure that she did a bit of hopping, but I'm also sure that I have the axel secure enough not to wrapp up that far. I'd imagine that the axel would have to be at a hell of an angle for the pinion to snap. Would the drive shaft not snap first?!
I have 1 rear end left. I'll install it this week and check my axel again. I could add some arms onto her... That would keep the rolling down. I'll see if that works.

PS. The pinion is small on these things. Like a 1" dia at the point that is breaking. Does anyone else break these? This dosn't seem like a very tough part to break.

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