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Old 06-10-2011, 04:31 PM
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I changed my u joint, installed back into vehicle (i only lost a little fluid) bolted all together, torqued everything accordingly, and the axle feels very rough and notchy! First i thought the hub bearing, but it was fine when i pulled it out, even had the guys at napa give me their opinion, maybe just REAL low on fluid??
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is this the same side you were beating the red seal thing in on the other day
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Yes sir, the only reason i lost fluid was i had a floor jack under the driver side knuckle jacking it up, to swap in my 4.5spring/spacer on the passenger (new u-joints) side. I ended up removing the alloy seal, just wasnt ready for it yet! The only thing that changed on the passenger side s new balljoints, u-joint,and a taller spring.
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tic tok tic tok.......
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maybe you bent the seal loosing a little gear oil aint gonna cause roughf turning
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Would that be on the inexpensive or expensive side to fix, or a pita???
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By rough & notchy you mean in the steering or driving???
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Really.... Really? hahaha.... in the throws of my pain and frustration, you hit me back with the popcorn guy!!! Well played sir.. well played lol So, im guessing inner seal, pull the front cover, is it a fairly quick deal??
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By rough & notchy you mean in the steering or driving???
No, i wish i was driving it.... Just sliding the axle in, bolting the hub bearing up and giving it a spin ( no brake parts installed )!
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Did the ujoint feel good? The seal is kinda a pain in the a$$. Pull the cover, slide both shafts out, mark & remove bearing race caps, remove the carrier/ring gear, then remove & replace both axle seals!
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Really.... Really? hahaha.... in the throws of my pain and frustration, you hit me back with the popcorn guy!!! Well played sir.. well played lol So, im guessing inner seal, pull the front cover, is it a fairly quick deal??
i went to eat thats why the pop corn guy appeard no seal is going to give a rough fell when spinning i meant maybe you bent the red seal causing axle to red housing contact in that area
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does the other side feel the same might just be your feeling the spider gears spinning ?
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actually, i did go and check the driver side, it felt fine, like it should, was pretty smooth.
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Believe im gonna chalk this up to low fluid level, and keep my fingers crossed!
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