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Loyale front won't pull but 4wd read does some


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#1 BobMadison2004

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Posted 13 December 2004 - 05:05 PM

I have a 1994 Loyale 4WD automatic. All of a sudden the car stopped forward motion while in 2WD. There was a clunking sound. I put the vehicle in 4WD and the car did move although it took higher RPMs to move it. Also, the tranny was ab out 1 quart low of Dexron fluid but adding the proper fluid did not change anything.

Any thoughts?

Oh yes, about three years ago I had the tranny rebuilt.

HELP!

#2 MorganM

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Posted 13 December 2004 - 05:22 PM

Blew a front axle?

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Posted 13 December 2004 - 05:45 PM

Front axle, stub axle or front diff

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Posted 13 December 2004 - 06:52 PM

Interesting. Had the CVs replaced a year plus ago. The folks doing the work did not fully tighten them and they finally made some noise. Had them tightened a month ago. Odd stuff.

I don't doubt this is a possibility. Could it still be a tranny or transfer case?

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Posted 13 December 2004 - 07:23 PM

I would think axle also.

I assume that this is a 3-speed auto? Same problem if selector is in "1" instead of "D"? How about reverse?

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Posted 14 December 2004 - 04:51 PM

Same performance in other gears.



I would think axle also.

I assume that this is a 3-speed auto? Same problem if selector is in "1" instead of "D"? How about reverse?



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Posted 14 December 2004 - 05:15 PM

Just becuase they were replaced doesn't mean they are fine now :) Did you check them axles? Have yiou jacked up the car now and looked for obviouse signs of malfunction?

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Posted 17 December 2004 - 02:01 PM

I'll check them tomorrow when I get the vehicle home. I have to do a U-Haul tow dolly deal to get it home.



Just becuase they were replaced doesn't mean they are fine now :) Did you check them axles? Have yiou jacked up the car now and looked for obviouse signs of malfunction?



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Posted 17 December 2004 - 03:18 PM

If the axle nuts weren't torqued properly, it is entirely possible that one or both of the hubs got chewed up. This happened on a friend's car this fall. put the car in drive with the rear wheels chocked and preferable with an assistant to sit in the drivers seat and observe the front axle nuts to see if they are turning while the wheels sit still.

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Posted 21 December 2004 - 08:47 AM

That was it. Thanks.

The left front axle died as a result of improper torquing. It turns out that this torquing is a real issue on subys.

Axle, boot, fluid for boot, some serious clean-up, and $196 later we are driving!




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