Does everyone feel stupid when they post a question? We just installed an Aussie on a '91 YJ. When in 2-wheel drive, is the front drive shaft supposed to turn all the time. Mine is and it's rubbing the exhaust pipe down tube. Will the shaft always be turning because of the locked carrier? Does anyone else have trouble with their front driveshaft rubbing against their exhaust downtube? The front axle is unlocked; we pulled the posi-lock and checked that out. Anyone with an idea?
It will always turn. My EZ does the same. The left front will always be "on" and turn the shaft. Only the front passenger wheel will disconnect in 2 wheel drive. It is no problem. Obviously you need to fix the rubbing thing. MIne rubbed once because it was not tight where it attaches to the manifold. Make sure the bolts are tight. You can fix it. It is a problem with the exhaust tube not the driveshaft.
When in 2-wheel drive, is the front drive shaft supposed to turn all the time. Mine is and it's rubbing the exhaust pipe down tube.
It sounds like the drive shaft is too close to the pipe anyway, spinning or not. If you ever plan to go off-road, and since you put in a locker I assume that to be the case, you will want that shaft to have lots of room to move around.
Mine was rubbing right up until the downpipe broke at the flange. I didn't realize it was such a weak join till I pulled the downpipe off. Turns out to have been pretty rusty as well. Just a few jarring blows while wheeling was enough to snap it. The replacement downpipe I got from Advanced Auto for $65. Sits a couple inches from the front DS now. Still a low point though...
Thanks to kg6mti, paultyler, JeeperDon, and sticksnstoneru for putting my mind at rest. I just wasn't sure if I had one problem or two. And yes, JepperDon, we're doing the work on this YJ so we can go and attack an area about a hundred miles from Nashville called Monteagle Mt. Once we get this rubbing fixed, and install the 8.8 that's sitting in the basement, we just might be ready to go. Thanks agains, guys.