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Front wheel lock up?
Posted 18 December 2003 - 09:07 PM
Posted 18 December 2003 - 09:39 PM
sounds like you locked up the front diff..
Originally posted by moparbarney
I have an 88 gl wagon and the other day going down the road the right front wheel locked up and skid the car to a complete stop, it will not move at all(even in four wheel drive). My question is do you think the brakes locked up or that the cv joint may have broke and locked it up? I'm going to tear into it in either Fri. or Sat. as soon as I can figure out how to get it into the garage.
any strange noises before this?
the like to lock up when theres no oil in em
Posted 18 December 2003 - 09:40 PM
It might be obvious when you get it in a warm, dry garage with a light. Anyway, jack it up and try to turn the wheel by hand. If the brake is locked up, you'll have only 1/8" or so of play in the wheel. If it's the CV joint you should have more than 1/2" of play -- besides, it'll probably make appropriate noises.
I can't imagine a CV locking up unless the boot's torn and a rock jumped in.....
Posted 19 December 2003 - 04:58 AM
on automatics there is a separate tube for front diff, uses gear oil
i have seen a rear diff that ran out of oil, locked up. but it rolled after it cooled off.
check and fill the fluid, check for leaks. if the car rolls now, the diff got hot from lack of oil
i highly doublt its axles or bearing.
Posted 19 December 2003 - 10:30 AM
Posted 19 December 2003 - 05:52 PM
Posted 19 December 2003 - 06:20 PM
Posted 19 December 2003 - 06:30 PM
and i was about one and a half miles away from my house. after that the tire was no good and the bead of the wheel was nicly ground down. It was pretty cool. Just thought i would add my story for fun.
Posted 19 December 2003 - 08:48 PM
Posted 19 December 2003 - 11:15 PM
How about the good old Hill Holder lock up. I had this happen on my 85 BRAT in a flat parking lot. It was only RWD drive so I burned the tires with the car going sideways all the way to the road, luckly it releasd when I pushed the clutch back in.
Posted 20 December 2003 - 10:53 AM
Posted 20 December 2003 - 02:16 PM
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