So this is my 2nd issue with my TW drive shaft
, 1st was 2 U joints going bad after 1000 miles, which he blamed on twisted splines.
So now, again with less than 1000 miles since the rebuild, the issue is something with the centering ball. Under load there is a vibration, and with the rear on jack stands, wheels spinning, and someone applying the brakes. I can hear the noise coming from the CV joint. I can also change the noise a little by pushing or pulling the shaft while its turning. The U joints appear to be fine.
So my questions are,
Can I cannibalize the CV joint on my front shaft to temp fix the rear? The part number a Tech from Tom Woods gave me matched the Spicer part number for the ball centering kit on the front Drive shaft.
A Rubicon's front drive shaft is not the same as TJs, correct? A friend has one of those sitting in his shop, and an old CV shaft which I will hopefully check out.
Any thoughs on what would cause this? Could a bad centering ball be the cause of the bad U joints?
Any help is appriciated, as I have an exam at 9am monday 150miles away. So not enough time to ship it back to UT and wait 2 weeks. Hopefully I can reach someone at TW's shop tomorrow.
Front wheel drive is not an option due to an Aussie locker up there.