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86 hatchback two wheel drive dont work?

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#1 kharris360



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Posted 15 May 2013 - 06:45 AM

On my way home tonight my car took a crap!!!! At first it seemed like the clutch was slipping cause when you give it gas it just revs up and doesn't move mainly under a load. So after nursing it home (42 miles) I got to the ally behind my house and it would not go up the hill so I put it in four wheel drive and it worked fine????? so could someone please tell me what is going on????

#2 987687


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Posted 15 May 2013 - 06:56 AM

Sounds like the splines in one of the front hubs are striped out. Pop the center caps off the front wheels and look for damage.

If you have a helper, try to drive it while they watch the front axle nut, if it's spinning but the wheels aren't, it's definitely a stripped out hub splines.



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Posted 15 May 2013 - 07:59 AM

Does sound like what my brat did to me when it stripped a hub. When the rpms go up does the speedometer climb with it. 

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 08:00 AM

stripped hub for sure. do some searching about axle nuts. I bet the washers were installed backwards.

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 09:12 AM

The correct answer is......All of the above......Happened to me too.   Easily repaired!

#6 Lacyjs9


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Posted 15 May 2013 - 09:33 AM

mine also did it but was due to the wheel bearing seizing up



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Posted 15 May 2013 - 09:36 AM

I have a couple good hubs around if you have any trouble finding one nearby, just pm me.

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 01:48 PM

It could also be a broken axle.

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