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#1 shuttayourface


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Posted 05 January 2005 - 08:50 AM

Hi, from shuttayaface; just had front bearings replaced, and drove for 12 k's got to my stret to find sonds coming from my front rhs wheel knocking gear teeth are missing and wouldn't move when clutch was let out only a grinding noise.
Didnt want to do moore damage so put in 4x4 and just went slow to get home.
pulled off wheel/brake caliper,and brake disk, no sign of damage there.
Gripped the shaft with vice grips and locked them from turning placed big spanner on locked lock nut on shaft and turned , this put pressure on the outer cv joint but it held strongly with no signs of failure, What Next ????
Any ideas would be appreciated best regards

#2 Skip


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Posted 05 January 2005 - 12:25 PM

Since the wheel bearing were just done, I'd check the castle nut torque.
The torque on this nut is 196 N-m (145 ft-lb)
read real bloody tight mate.

Check this first, if the split pin don't line up wid a hole
keep turning CW until it does.
Hope they put the spring washer on da right way round. (Paint marks toward nut)

The "ratcheting" sounding problem you have is not the CV joint.
This is what you tested via your method.

The problem may lie in the splines on the axle
meshing in the HUB.

After checking the torque.
Try putting the wheel on, set it on the ground.

Chock the rear wheels and let the clutch out in 2wd.

you will no doubt see the nut/axle turn and the hub stay stationary.

The fix? New axle? New hub - tear her down mate.

The axle normally wears first (real pointy splines)
but have a look see, you may want to do both
as the ratcheting could have knackered them in tandem.

good luck and welcome to the good ship USMB

#3 BobBrumby


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Posted 05 January 2005 - 05:15 PM

hehe i rang up a dealership for a rubber d.o.j. boot and he came back saing that its would be $850. I quesioned this and asked $850 for a boot, he laughed and said oh i thought u wanted a whole axle jeez, but even so $850 for an axle. sorry to hijack

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