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post #1 of 7 Old 07-12-2009, 03:27 PM Thread Starter
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where could these bearings have come from?

i was on the freeway yesterday when my car started making a low pitched vibrating noise.....so i slowed to about 30 mph then i heard sort of a bang, followed by a ****load of clunks

i pull over on the shoulder and find a trail of large bearings, i look under my car and my trasnfer case is smoking and the area around it is covered in oil.....i drive it home going about 20 mph, clunking all the way

anyway i get home and inspect the undercarriage, my first thoughts(that my transfer case had exploded) were subdued.....my t-case is intact

my front drive shaft has a ****load of play on the t-case end of it.....and im mostly sure thats where the clunking came from......the bearings are between half an inch and 3/4 inch

edit: i recently had my driveshaft remanufactured because one of the seals was messed up(something along those lines)


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post #2 of 7 Old 07-12-2009, 03:54 PM
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sounds like your mechanic caused this. Driveshaft had a problem and it grenaded your TC.
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sounds like your mechanic caused this. Driveshaft had a problem and it grenaded your TC.
there are bearings on the driveshaft on the tc side...right?(although i installed my own lift kit im a bit of a noob on the innerworkings of the tc/axles and such)

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post #4 of 7 Old 07-12-2009, 04:23 PM
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Is the play in the driveshaft, or the yoke attached to the transfercase?

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Those bearings sound big, I'd bet they are from one of your front CV shafts, or if you have a CV front driveshaft it may have exploded...

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Those bearings sound big, I'd bet they are from one of your front CV shafts, or if you have a CV front driveshaft it may have exploded...
2x but I lean more toward the CV front driveshaft,

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I was thinking a CV shaft to. The CV shafts (and maybe the front axle, but I don't think so) are the only thing with bearings that big

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