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blazer broke today

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by blazing86, Sep 29, 2001.

  1. blazing86

    blazing86 1/2 ton status

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    WEll went wheeling at royaql blue in tennesse today. Started off fun in the mud just playing around. Well then we got into the deep mud and i got stuck 2 times. Completly covered the 37 ssr. Once the j*** got me unstuck, i fell in the next dole like 5 feet farther down the trail. This time i blew the bead on my tire. All i had was my stock jack to change the tire with. Ended up spending 2 hours changing a tire. Well we decided to go back to the gas station to get more air for the tank. On the way back to the station(on a gravel road) i hit the gas and heard a pop. Got out to look at the damage. Broke the u-joint at the tail shaft, blew the ears on the yoke, and last but not least i cracked the good old np208. So no the blazer is stranded 5 hours from home. I will have to come back hear nest week to pick it up. Oh, this was my first trip since i got the tranny rebuilt, the NEW 350, and the 37 in. ssr's. Not a good start..........
     
  2. not4show

    not4show 1/2 ton status

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    Good luck gettin it repaired.

    Never put a stupid move passed a stupid person.
     
  3. solowookie

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    actually it sounds like the new tranny held up so can't be all bad huh??? and how you can get a np241 also!

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    bummer! did you leave your blazer somewhere safe at least?

    i agree, time to swap that np208 out for something made of IRON :) ... or not.

    mike
     
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    np 208s are cool if u dont drag them over railroad tracks and your front silpyoke isnt packed with adobe clay :)

    WHATS WRONG WITH A 305 ?
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    TH350 NP 208
    STEPHENS OLD AXLES
    NO BREAKAGE :)
     
  6. blazing86

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    actually u i think the tranny is broke again. It makes a grinding sound when put in park. I guess its a good thing i got the 1 year warrenty. Any ideas on what i could replace the 208 with, or should i just put another one back in it?
     
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    I think this is all preferrence... 205 is gear driven, and not allum, but the np241 has a better low gear

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    what part of the 208 did you break ? i am toying with the idea of making a steel case for my 208 cuz i like it :) i dont know y i do , but i do ...it woulnda be that hard ...being a machinist is a cool occupation . i have 208 parts .. if need be ..

    WHATS WRONG WITH A 305 ?
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    TH350 NP 208
    STEPHENS OLD AXLES
    NO BREAKAGE :)
     
  9. Pure Insanity

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    The sound you are hearing is prob the parking pawl trying to grab the hub. The prob is that the tranny is still moving inside unless its connected to the shaft thats connected to the differential, to stop the innards from spinning, at a stop. Kinda like putting it in park while your still moving.

    If ya can't stop.......Smile as you go under! [​IMG]
     
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    thats what i was thinkin too
     
  11. blazing86

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    what other t-cases will bolt up to a 700r4?
     
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    i am not up on automatics but believe the 700r4 and t350 may share output shaft spline count and bolt pattern, or there is a simple kit to make it that way. if so your choices would be unlimited
     
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    anyone know for sure?
     
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    I'm not sure which ones bolt up, but Advanced Adapters offer adapters to mate a couple differnt t-case to the 700 and the 350. There website is www.advanceadapters.com. Go to the online catalog and there is a Fullsize GM page.
     
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    That's why I don't like slip yoke anything on a 4x4. If you had a fixed yoke you could have drove it homw on the front end.
    I have heard you can wrap some electrical take over the splines and beat the yoke back on so the case won't pump out it's flid and go that way. Never seen it done just heard about it. JB wld the crak if the case is mostly intact.

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    One of the 4x4 mags had a cheap trick dealing with this. A guy cut the top of a plastic bottle and taped it over the rear output.(threw away top, used bottom). Then drove home on the front.
     
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    will the 205 or the 241 bolt up to the 700 without any special adapter plates, im really trying to get out of this one as cheap as possible, seeing how i just soent close to 6000 on the engine and tires....
     
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    Most of those adapters require a new output shaft in the tranny, which is a terrible approach because it requires you to take all of the guts back out of the tranny. I still haven't figured out why they cant give you a new input for the T-case, which is way easier to tear down and back than the transmission.

    I have driven in front wheel drive only with my 208 before. I just cleaned off the tailcase, put some plastic over the hole and electrical taped away. This let me drive several miles for parts and the truck actually drove very nice. It's a good idea to have some extra tranny fluid to replace what's lost before driving, but it may not be critical. It's also a good idea not to mash the gas!

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    check out <a target="_blank" href=http://www.advanceadapters.com/acrobat/gm.pdf>this link to advance adapters</a>, and it will tell you what adapters are needed for what t-cases. you gotta realize that there is a stock adapter that accomodates the np208 which will also use the np241... for a simple approach I'd throw in a np241.

    I got one k5 with a np241, and one with a np208... if I ever blow the np208 I will put a np241 in it (but that is doubtful because the np208 is in my on-road k5... and I'd bet that somewhere on the east cost there is an 88 k5 running around with my stock np241 in it)

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    A 241 will bolt right on... keep in mind you will still need to shell out bucks for a slip yoke eliminator kit is you want to loose the slipyoke. If you want to run a 205 or 203 you'll need to change the tailshaft on the tranny and get an adapter plate I believ.

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