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RE: Axle wrap destroying my rear driveline?

From: Tom Green <tlgreen2_at_yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 6 Feb 2002 13:08:51 -0800 (PST)

I squirted some oil on the big ball in the middle of the CV joint on my
as a temporary fix to get rid of my squeak. That was 4 years ago.
It's still not squeaking, and I still haven't replaced it.
Tom
--- Anthony Hernandez <ANTHONYH_at_jwce.com> wrote:
> Have you checked the bushings in your rear leaf springs?
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Craig Schneider [mailto:cischneider_at_hotmail.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, February 05, 2002 5:03 PM
> To: EBML_at_bronco.com
> Subject: Re: [EBML] Axle wrap destroying my rear driveline?
>
>
> Given that I replaced my U-joints less than 6 mos. ago, and after I
>
> removed my rear driveline last night the squeak went away, what else
> could
> it be? Driving with only my front driveline in, has gotten rid of
> the
> squeak (bad noise) and also the thump and settling motion that seems
> to
> eminate from the rear of my rig when getting off my brakes. I must
> mention
> that I am running a C4 so the rear will always be loaded except when
> in
> Neutral.
> Any thoughts?
> Thanks,
> Craig
>
>
> >From: "Brian Wickert" <bwickert_at_cnetech.com>
> >To: "Craig Schneider" <cischneider_at_hotmail.com>, <EBML_at_bronco.com>
> >Subject: Re: [EBML] Axle wrap destroying my rear driveline?
> >Date: Tue, 5 Feb 2002 16:51:49 -0800
> >
> >It sounds like you are assuming the squeak is from the cv. Put the
> t-case
> >in neutral, with the wheels chalked, and check the cv for lateral or
> >vertical movement. Should be fairly solid.
> >
> >If you need a new driveshaft, you could probably get away with only
> >allowing
> >1" for compression (stiff springs/ shocks and ALOT of self control
> over
> >railroad crossings). I'm guessing the 3.5" lift will only separate
> the
> >driveshaft about 3/4". If you raise the vehicle 3.5" (yet another
> >assumption), and the shaft sits around 20 degrees from horizontal,
> that is
> >less then 1/4 of the vertical or 90 degree's of lift. I don't
> remember all
> >the tangent/cosine stuff, but it works cause it is all relative and
> linear.
> >
> >Brian Wickert
> >Hanford, CA
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> >
> >----- Original Message -----
> >From: "Craig Schneider" <cischneider_at_hotmail.com>
> >To: <EBML_at_bronco.com>
> >Sent: Tuesday, February 05, 2002 4:11 PM
> >Subject: [EBML] Axle wrap destroying my rear driveline?
> >
> >
> > > Hey all,
> > > I am faced with a dilemna that I would appreciate some input
> on...
> > > After replacing the U-joints in my rear driveline approx 4
> months ago,
>
> >I
> > > have resumed the same squeak and grind that was taken care of by
> >replacing
> > > the U-joints in the first place. I had not replaced the CV joint
> in the
> > > driveshaft, only the U-joints that are on either side of the
> joint. I
> >am
> > > also noticing after running only my front driveline, that the
> wrap or
> >thump
> > > and thud that I had while running in rear wheel drive, has also
> >disappeared.
> > > I am assuming that I have major axle wrap and need to replace the
> stock
> >rear
> > > springs that have over 200K mi on them. My dilemna, I want to
> purchase
> >a
> > > 3.5" lift, but not now. If I am to replace my rear driveline,
> will one
> >that
> > > is a little longer for the lift work with my stock height set-up,
> and am
>
> >I
> > > in danger of ruining the new driveline with the axle wrap that I
> am
> > > experiencing?
> > > Any input would be appreciated.
> > > Thanks in advance,
> > > Craig in Fresno
> > >
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