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Thread: Service your driveshafts... and everything else for that matter!!!

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    Service your driveshafts... and everything else for that matter!!!

    This came in to the shop today. Lady was on her way back from EJS when her front drive shaft seized up and tore a big hole in the transfer case going about 80mph. After inspecting everything itís clear that this was due to major lack of maintenance and servicing.
    If you run serviceable drive shafts then inspecting and properly greasing them is important especially before and after long trips.
    Also found a lot of other issues related to neglect on this rig.
    Gonna be expensive to fix no doubt.
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    Damn! That sucks! Iím really bad about greasing my driveshaft, but this really opens my eyes to what happens if I donít! Thanks for posting it

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    Ouch! Thatís a lot of damage.


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    Quote Originally Posted by wayoflife View Post
    How could you not hear and or feel that thing going bad?
    Figured it was a Jeep thing. One that she obviously didnít understand.


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    Wow that would suck.

    As it happens, I just dropped my rear driveshaft at the local shop this morning to fix a vibration thatís recently developed.


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    Service your driveshafts... and everything else for that matter!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by wayoflife View Post
    How could you not hear and or feel that thing going bad?
    Yeah it was pretty alarming hearing her tell the story. She said she would feel and hear it around 50mph and then It would go away at 70 so she just ďfiguredĒ it was a tire issue. Uh.... nope

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    After speaking with her again she said that the shop she had taken it to when she first started hearing feeling the vibration informed her that her unit bearings were bad, ball joints tire balance etc. They just kept taking her for a ride and taking her money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jsouder53 View Post
    Damn! That sucks! Iím really bad about greasing my driveshaft, but this really opens my eyes to what happens if I donít! Thanks for posting it
    Yep. Iíll be double checking mine every time I do my service from now on as well.

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    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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    This post is 4 hours old and not a single joke about lubing your shaft, cmon guys yours slipping 🤣


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