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post #1 of 6 Old 11-16-2013, 02:24 PM Thread Starter
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Rear Gear Noise

I have a 1994 wrangler with 33x12.50's and on my way out to work the other morning I was shifting gears and POW!! The rear end sounded like a gun went off and a bad vibration started. I was lucky enough to get it back home and I just pulled the rear cover and found what looks to be a 3/8 bolt head from the ring gear laying in the bottom of the housing. My question is would this be a easy fix or should I try to find a junked out jeep or purchase a new one?? Thanks.

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post #2 of 6 Old 11-16-2013, 07:18 PM
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If nothing else is damaged, and you can replace the ring gear bolt, then you should be fine.
I would be sure to re-torque the rest of the bolts while your in there.
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post #3 of 6 Old 11-17-2013, 09:47 AM
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You're gonna change the rear for a UNKNOWN out of a JY and you have the issue right there ????

Get new BOLTS, remove all of them and re-install them with red locktite, you can do it with the carrier in place.


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post #4 of 6 Old 11-17-2013, 10:23 AM Thread Starter
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The gear oil looks like grey metallic paint and this thing has over 200,000 miles with over 100,000 of those wee on 33 x 12.50's I don't want to have to worry about this again. So I can pay it now or pay it later.
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post #5 of 6 Old 11-18-2013, 02:28 AM
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As long as the gears are in good shape, you should be fine. With the bolt out, slide out the main pin, remove the C locker, and take out one axle at a time. Just check it, make sure there's no damage. Cheaper to replace the axle for the JY or a new one, compared to a junker jeep you know nothing about or droppin cash for a new one.

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post #6 of 6 Old 11-18-2013, 02:28 AM
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Evil is right. Just do the bolts. No sense in junking a good rig.
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