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post #1 of 4 Old 02-13-2016, 06:36 PM Thread Starter
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Question Badly worn u joint

I developed some driveline noises that were easily tracked to a bad u joint at the front of the rear drive axle. The attached picture is what I found. The cracked leg was the obvious fault when still assembled but after pulling it, I found two legs bdly worn out of round.

I have not seen this before and want to ask if this may a symptom of something failing. Speicer 1310 greaseless are replacing both u joints in the driveshaft.


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post #2 of 4 Old 02-13-2016, 06:53 PM
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That only shows is that the u-joint has been failed for a long time.


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Looks like a symptom of poor maintenance......
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I've had this XJ for couple years and am trying to fix the neglected maintenance as a I can or need to.
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