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CV Shaft help

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by MTMike, Apr 7, 2005.

  1. MTMike

    MTMike 1/2 ton status

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    Here are some closeup pictures of my busted Arizona Driveline CV Shaft. Previous owner paid $600 for it.

    The part thats circled floats around on a plate within the inner part between the 2 joints. When it does this, the shaft binds up in points. Maybe this explains why the previous owner went through so many shafts?

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    In this one, you can see the "plate" that that "nub" sits on, and in the top left of it you can see a gap.

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    Is this CV defective, or is this how they're supposed to work? I'm thinking that it bound up and thats why it snapped off here:
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  2. pauly383

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    I know mine is a slightly different CV , and mine is a rear .

    When replacing u-joints I noticed how far they could move before binding , it isn't too much .

    Was that one supposed to be a high angle type or not ?

    You could just be torquing it too much when using it .

    Grinding a little bit off the stops will give you some more angle out of it , but you will still bind if you flex that too far .
     
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    OK, Thats kinda what I figured. It is supposed to be a high angle CV. But the 12" suspension lift could have still caused it to bind up.
     
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    That's just too much if you really want to wheel IMO.
     
  5. MTMike

    MTMike 1/2 ton status

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    I'm quite aware of this... the PO built a mud runner...

    It's getting dropped by 6" in the next month.... hence the "Suspension & Steering in progress" in my signature
     
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    I'd just loose the CV all together... One of the first weak links I swap out on my rigs... :D
     
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    hey send me an IM, i am going from 6" to 12" and i will trade you parts! let me know... AIM: marksahomohxc
     
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    the centering ball is broke, usually caused by too much angle. time for a new CV, you may call arizone driveline and see what the parts to fix it are gonna cost.
     
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    Thats what I was afraid of.....

    Thanks for the info :(
     
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    Ok, from the pics, I think you have what AD calls their "bad boy jr.". It doesn't have a cv ball. Instead it uses those plates to achieve more angle. Also from the pics, it looks like you broke the tube rather than the cv, so take it to a drivline shop and have a new tube welded in. Whatever you do, cut your losses now and don't ever do business with arizona drivelines ever again in any way shape or fashion. You'll only get screwed and be dissatisfied. Trust me on this one. I learned the hard way.
     

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