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Post by narnwv » Sun Jun 30, 2013 3:54 pm

This can't be good can it? The center pin isn't supposed to move like that is it?

(turn the sound up)


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Post by mdslngr77 » Sun Jun 30, 2013 5:58 pm

Looks like a little wear in the center pin or even the carrier.. I've seen much worse though.. can cause premature spider wear. good time for a locker upgrade or you could lincoln lock it..
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Post by narnwv » Sun Jun 30, 2013 6:01 pm

I'm trying to diagnose an ongoing issue with the rear wheels wanting to lock up.

Yes, a locker will go in soon.
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J-rod wrote:When a good driver and good spotter join up magic happens.
It's ok to mix apples and oranges, so long as they're wired in series with a banana between them.

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Post by wvjeepers » Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:53 pm

did you check out your spider gears real good? when mine stared locking up the spiders were toast.

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Post by narnwv » Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:05 pm

wvjeepers wrote:did you check out your spider gears real good? when mine stared locking up the spiders were toast.



I looked at them.... :? Not real sure what I'm looking for. There weren't any strange burs or scores on any of the gears.

I ended up in the rear diff trying to diagnose what I've been calling a transmission issue, and the loose/knocking cross pin worried me.

I don't drive it much at all anymore, but am hoping to have it together before 7/15 for the Ivy opening.
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J-rod wrote:When a good driver and good spotter join up magic happens.
It's ok to mix apples and oranges, so long as they're wired in series with a banana between them.

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Post by smccollamjr » Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:18 pm

Is the bolt/pin that holds the center pin there/tight?
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Post by narnwv » Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:24 pm

It was tight, from what I could tell. I couldn't find a socket (even at local parts stores, forgot about Harbor Freight) that fit it right. (12pt, 8mm)

It threads near the head of the bolt, and knowing that, it appears to me that the center pin's hole may be wallowed out?
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J-rod wrote:When a good driver and good spotter join up magic happens.
It's ok to mix apples and oranges, so long as they're wired in series with a banana between them.

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Post by Cowboy80CJ5 » Mon Jul 01, 2013 9:38 am

Weld it! :D
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Post by narnwv » Mon Jul 01, 2013 3:05 pm

Cowboy80CJ5 wrote:Weld it! :D


I'm half considering it. :cheers:

I feel that I couldn't hurt anything any further, and like I said, it's not my DD anymore.
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J-rod wrote:When a good driver and good spotter join up magic happens.
It's ok to mix apples and oranges, so long as they're wired in series with a banana between them.

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Post by wvjeepers » Mon Jul 01, 2013 3:34 pm

That's what I'd do too.

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Post by jopickens » Mon Jul 01, 2013 10:03 pm

Weld x3
Shortened, Doved, Bobbed, Stretched, Tucked, etc.
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Post by narnwv » Mon Jul 01, 2013 11:23 pm

so who knows what they're doing and would weld this for me? Preferably as close to Cross Lanes as possible, if this is the reason that THIS is happening, and why I ended up inside the diff last weekend.
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J-rod wrote:When a good driver and good spotter join up magic happens.
It's ok to mix apples and oranges, so long as they're wired in series with a banana between them.

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Post by wvjeepers » Tue Jul 02, 2013 6:18 am

I can do it in Huntington if you can't find anyone closer.

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