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My rear diff broke loose!!!
Posted 24 July 2004 - 06:22 PM
The good news is I made the trip to PhatBrat's to pick up the High Topper, now she's already to get sealed up for winter :D
On the way home I decided to stop and play around on some fire service roads. We were having a great time, it was the first I've had the chance to shift it into 4wd in a while. Then, CLUNK CLUNK CLUNK I hit the brakes and throw it into FWD and Neutral thinking I lost a U-Joint.
I crawl underneath and see the front of my rear diff pointing towards the ground . The bracket that is welded to the torsion bar has rusted/broken loose.
I swear a little, trying to figure out the next step and decide that the best bet is to use some cargo straps to tie the rear diff up in place and limp it home.
So I guess I need to get that tab rewelded to the torsion bar? Any other ideas?
I took some pictures, I'll stick them up later.
Posted 24 July 2004 - 06:29 PM
As for the high top congrats. Now you are a member of the Brat with a Hat club. Zap bathroom cleaner works wonders on the shell. I just shined mine up yesterday after the rain.
Wanna get up at 4:30am and head to Windchester with me to do some autoxing????
Posted 24 July 2004 - 06:48 PM
Luckily I wasn't going that fast, so the driveshaft is still intact.
For tomorrow, I am stuck installing some flooring for my sister or I'd head down with you.
Posted 25 July 2004 - 08:08 AM
Posted 25 July 2004 - 08:11 AM
Posted 25 July 2004 - 10:13 PM
First is the tab that is broken, at the time of the photo the diff was being held up in position by a cargo strap, but when I first got out to look at it, the nose of the diff and the rear U-joint were just about on the ground
The second pic shows how I got it off of the fire roads and driven home.
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