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    Quote Originally Posted by JKbrick View Post
    This post is 4 hours old and not a single joke about lubing your shaft, cmon guys yours slipping 🤣


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    Lol it crossed my mind when I was writing out my post earlier, thinking someone is going to make a joke out of my comment

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    Did the front CV sieze up?

    I developed a chirp after the Rubicon in 2016. Eddie was kind enough to lend me his garage to drop the front shaft before the 400 mile trek home.

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    How could you not hear and or feel that thing going bad?
    This happens on our fire engine. The axle end CV siezed up and we had about 10 seconds notice before bang! Sounds like she had a bit more notice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JKbrick View Post
    This post is 4 hours old and not a single joke about lubing your shaft, cmon guys yours slipping 🤣


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jsouder53 View Post
    Lol it crossed my mind when I was writing out my post earlier, thinking someone is going to make a joke out of my comment
    Well thats what I came here to do... but you guys ruined it. Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by jesse3638 View Post
    Did the front CV sieze up?

    I developed a chirp after the Rubicon in 2016. Eddie was kind enough to lend me his garage to drop the front shaft before the 400 mile trek home.



    This happens on our fire engine. The axle end CV siezed up and we had about 10 seconds notice before bang! Sounds like she had a bit more notice.

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    Yeah the CV seized up and finally went boom. But there had to have been some play in it leading up to that. Her rear drive shaft was also nearing the same failure. Glad we caught that one. Most people don’t noticed the grease fitting in the center of these and they get neglected. Or at least what we’ve seen here in the shop. Somewhat of a small sample size. But this entire shaft was void of any grease so... yeah. Lack of maintenance. But to be fair to the owner, she was taking it to a shop she trusted to do the servicing and the weren’t doing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RESURECTIONJK View Post
    Some more pictures once I got the case out. Lots of shrapnel and banged up heat shielding. It caused a small fire due to a ruptured fuel line. Luckily none of the A/T fluid caught fire. At least she had a fire extinguisher and stayed calm enough to handle business. Could have been a lot worse
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    Quote Originally Posted by RESURECTIONJK View Post
    Yeah the CV seized up and finally went boom. But there had to have been some play in it leading up to that. Her rear drive shaft was also nearing the same failure. Glad we caught that one. Most people don’t noticed the grease fitting in the center of these and they get neglected. Or at least what we’ve seen here in the shop. Somewhat of a small sample size. But this entire shaft was void of any grease so... yeah. Lack of maintenance. But to be fair to the owner, she was taking it to a shop she trusted to do the servicing and the weren’t doing it.
    Yeah I regrease everything at every oil change. My rear shaft had the center zerk but the front did not. It started chirping at about 4 yeaers and 25k miles. Had the whole thing rebuilt locally for around 100 bucks.

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    This is exactly why I grease my front shaft constantly...

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    Oddly enough my Adams front DS came with out grease fittings on the double cartigen. With all the salt on the roads it began to seize. Sounded like a pack of angry squirrels under the driver’s seat. I’ve since had it rebuilt with one. Just an FYI to anyone upgrading their DSs, make sure the are built to be greased.


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    Quote Originally Posted by wjtstudios View Post
    Oddly enough my Adams front DS came with out grease fittings on the double cartigen. With all the salt on the roads it began to seize. Sounded like a pack of angry squirrels under the driver’s seat. I’ve since had it rebuilt with one. Just an FYI to anyone upgrading their DSs, make sure the are built to be greased.
    Not necessarily. A serviceless double cardan isn't such a bad thing. Just like serviceless u-joints, some would argue that they're stronger. You just need have your drive shaft rebuilt on a regular basis. That would include having the double cardan replaced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wayoflife View Post
    Not necessarily. A serviceless double cardan isn't such a bad thing. Just like serviceless u-joints, some would argue that they're stronger. You just need have your drive shaft rebuilt on a regular basis. That would include having the double cardan replaced.
    Good point, just less practical


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