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Well...... Something broke. Dammit lost the rear driveline's rear U-joint. I had just picked up a couple of people to go to a party with me and my other half, and then all four of us headed out to the stable to feed my other 1/2's horse. Well, we got to sitting aaround talking about things, mainly astrology and crap like it. Guys, beware. Mercury is causing some weird stuff to happen. :shocked The rear u-joint fragged after I commented that nothing had happened to Dammit yet. When we went to pull out so the stable owner could take off, the u-joint burst as I put it into drive. :cry I know what I'll be doing tomorrow.

~Critter

ps: Cheap Japanese parts corrupting my truck. :banghead
 

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Well, I got it fixed yesterday, but I ran around so much I didn't get to post about it. Had to use hi-pref u joints, but hopefully I can save them from this disaster again. I discovered a good size chunk was missing from one side of the driveshaft at the axle end. the chip is approximately 1/2" deep and 5/8" wide. it looks like the stress of the driveshaft's torque caused a wobble that weakened the ujoint on the axle connections.

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check the cv joint in the drive shaft once that gone its all over the drive shaft most of time. my went last week.
 

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What CV joint? It's on the back axle, plain yoke, just missing one helluva big chunk. And the poor beast is my daily drive. It was exciting putting in all new water outlet, upper hose, new vacuum advance unit, just to instal a tstat (after discovering there was none before).
 
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