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Re: No 4WD, guesses on why?

From: Lee Wilson <lwilson3_at_houston.rr.com>
Date: Wed, 06 Feb 2002 16:29:33 -0600

> When I did this in mud I busted the teeth of the ring gear in my D30. Do
> you have a 30 or 44? It's pretty easy to figure out, just look in the
> knuckles to see if it's the u-joints. If not, check (and hope) it's the
> hubs. If not, take off the diff cover and check the R&P. If it's a D30
> I'll bet you busted some teeth off the Ring gear.
>
> Here's how I fixed mine: Started searching for a used D44 with the same
> ratio, installed D44. Worked great! ;^)
>
> Lee Wilson
> Houston, TX
> 1970 Bronco, 351W (soon to be SEFI), C4, 36" Swampers, REP8000, Lock
Rights
> F&R
> 2002 F350 SD Power Stroke 4X4 Lariat auto CC 156", 3.5" Fabtech,
315/75-16s
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Cary Reno" <creno_at_paragontotalsolutions.com>
> To: "'Shawn Taylor'" <shawnt_at_nmt.edu>; <embl_at_bronco.com>
> Cc: <mail_at_broncofix.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2002 3:55 PM
> Subject: RE: [EMBL][Bfix]No 4WD, guesses on why?
>
>
> > Broken axle or ring and pinion. Probably the axle. Was the front
> > carrier open, limited slip, or lock. If open, breaking one side will
> > cause that axle to turn not leaving and power going to the unbroken
> > axle. I think this is right.
> >
> > Cary Reno
> > 77 Bronco, 302, NP435 (soon to be SEFI)
> > Warn 8274 Winch and Bumper
> > 35x12.50 Good Year MTR's on AR Baja's 15x10
> > Big Bearing 9"
> >
> > 72 Bronco
> > 302 Carbed
> > 3 Speed (soon to be ZF hopefully)
> > 33x12.50's (soon to be 35's and a 2" body lift)
> > "Soon to be better..but hey..it's already a Bronco, that's a great
> > start!"
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: mail-owner_at_broncofix.com [mailto:mail-owner_at_broncofix.com] On
> > Behalf Of Shawn Taylor
> > Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2002 4:46 PM
> > To: embl_at_bronco.com
> > Cc: mail_at_broncofix.com
> > Subject: [EMBL][Bfix]No 4WD, guesses on why?
> >
> >
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I was out playing on a snowy hill and while trying to rock my way up a
> > stubborn part heard a bad sound from the front of my Bronco. Now 4WD
> > works when there's little load on it, but if i punch it, or try to go
> > uphill, there's a grinding sound and the front end feels like its going
> > over a bump and the front wheels don't do anything usefull (except keep
> > the axle off the ground). Any guesses on what i did? The one clue
> > (second-hand 'cause i was driving and didn't see it myself) is that my
> > friends said that one time it was "grinding" the front driveshaft was
> > turning but the front wheels weren't (yes, the hubs were engaged). I'm
> > thinking that something must have broke in the front diff and is letting
> > something connected to the driveshaft be pushed back instead of staying
> > where it belongs and engaging the gears. I imagine it'll be pretty
> > obvious once I tear apart the diff, just wanted to solicit some
> > opinions.
> >
> > TIA,
> > Shawn
> > -69
> > -Albuquerque, NM
> >
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