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EMERGENCY HELP...rear axle moved backwards


 
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97xjcrawler
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Joined: 17 Oct 2006
Location: Salina,KS

PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 8:05 pm    Post subject: EMERGENCY HELP...rear axle moved backwards Reply with quote

Hey all...happy turkey day!! Got a bit of a problem...I was going down a dirt road and my driveshaft fell loose from the transmission(lucky it didnt go thru the floor board). Looking at the tires in the wheel well it is obvious that the rear axle is back farther than it should be. I put the driveshaft back in to try and drive it home and it was about 3-4 inches farther back than it should be which caused it to slip out. I havnt got a chance to look at it in the daylight yet so I was hopin to get some ideas before i messed with it. Thanks and enjoy the holiday!!!
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Tardis
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Joined: 07 Aug 2004
Location: Ohio

PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like your axle came loose. Check your U-bolts, see if they loosened up.
Check the center pins on the leaf springs, make sure they didn't shear off...
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97xjcrawler
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey thanks Tardis...u were right on the money! My U-bolts were infact loose which caused the axle to move backwards and sheared the pins off Sad. Spent about $25 for 4 u-bolts and some custom fab leaf pins. Thanks!!!
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