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post #1 of 4 Old 03-04-2008, 01:12 AM Thread Starter
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front drive shaft spinning....slowly

I popped the floor plate that covers my transmission to fix a reverse light problem, and noticed that while driving, the front drive shaft spins.

I am in 2wd.
I have put the jeep in 4wd.
I have locked and unlocked the hubs.

Is some spinning normal for the front drive shaft while in 2wd?

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post #2 of 4 Old 03-04-2008, 03:10 AM
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Yes, they have been known to spin even when the front end isnt engaged.

Centripetal or possibly centrifugal forces and such!

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as long as it's normal you can call it whatever you like!
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Much like wind spinning a fan, movement of the oil in the t-case can cause the front drive line to "tick" over slowly.
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