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HELP Somethings binding

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jaredmajor, Jun 2, 2006.

  1. jaredmajor

    jaredmajor Registered Member

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    Ok this will be long so you guys can see what i did wrong. I swapped in my sm465/205 and had a new drive shaft with 1350 ujoints. well i didn't get yokes so i couldn't use it and i really need my truck to get me from work to home, so i drove it in 4hi running off of just the front drive shaft. Well the ujoints in the front shaft were shot and i broke the shaft. So i got a new yoke for the 205 and was going to get one for my 12 bolt. The shop told me i had to bring in my old one to match it up, so i took it off and they said they would have to order a special one so i just asked for the conversion ujoint for it and used the old yoke. I got it all together today and went to drive it, but i have some kind of binding in the rear end. I have only driven it a coulple hundred feet and i get a good binding in foward motion, none in reverse. It's some what brief then unbinds then i can move another 10 feet or so then it binds again. I only went as fast as 5 miles an hour to not break anything, but the binding will stop me right away. Could it have been that i didn't put the yoke back on the 12 bolt right? Or is my driveshaft binding? when i put the conversion ujoint in could i have made it to tight? Thanks for the help in advance.
     
  2. misterfnygy

    misterfnygy 1/2 ton status

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    Oops

    Sounds like you may have let the pinion fall into the diff. I would remove the diff cover and check the gears to make sure that they are ok. After that, I would say that the u-joint has issues. Good luck
     
  3. jaredmajor

    jaredmajor Registered Member

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    i put the one conversion ujoint in. When i put in in the driveshaft if i hammered the caps on to tight could that be it?
     
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    not unless you really pounded them in there- enough to mangle the hardened steel trunion
     
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    70jimmy 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    put it on jackstands and put the t case in neutral, block the front wheels and then crawl under and you can spin the rear wheels with feet while you watch the u joints and maybe see the problem.
     
  6. jaredmajor

    jaredmajor Registered Member

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    Okay, lets just say i'm retarted. Last night i went and disconnected the driveshaft, i realized that it was the pinion. Well when i put the yoke back on i just buzzed it real fast with my impact, trying not to crush the crush sleeve. Well, i just didn't tighten it all the way. I tigtened the nut till it got tight and it works awesome now. I am surprised that this didn't happen before. It showed no signs of binding before, crazy. It works great now and i don't have any noises. i do need to check my gears now just to make shure i didn't bust a tooth. Thanks for the help guys.
     

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