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Let's see some drivetrain breakage!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BowtieRed, Mar 20, 2003.

  1. BowtieRed

    BowtieRed 1/2 ton status Author

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    Let\'s see some drivetrain breakage!

    My worst drivetrain breakage to date. Still not sure how it happened.
    14FF Pinion- [​IMG]

    Let's see yours, then we'll have a vote on the worst. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  2. BigOrange90Jimmy

    BigOrange90Jimmy 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Re: Let\'s see some drivetrain breakage!

    daaaaaamn
     
  3. captain chaos

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    Re: Let\'s see some drivetrain breakage!

    OUCH
    maybe it's becouse of the 10/40, insted of the 80/90 it should have had /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
  4. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

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    Re: Let\'s see some drivetrain breakage!

    I never thought a 14FF broke!!!! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  5. BowtieRed

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    Re: Let\'s see some drivetrain breakage!

    nah, i THINK i bought it that way. he told me it was loaded with oil, so i was driving in front wheel drive, no rear shaft, and drove at 15mph, 1/4 mile, and then pulled the cover a few days later. there was NO oil. not sure if I did that or if it was like that when i bought it.
     
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    Re: Let\'s see some drivetrain breakage!

    What does the ring gear look like...

    Chris
     
  7. DieselBurb

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    Re: Let\'s see some drivetrain breakage!

    Try these /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif:
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    Diesel /forums/images/graemlins/burb.gif
     
  8. BowtieRed

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    Re: Let\'s see some drivetrain breakage!

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    What does the ring gear look like...

    Chris

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  9. georgiared84

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    Re: Let\'s see some drivetrain breakage!

    Dang, That's a lot of heat! The only times I've seen them do that was with no oil. I cracked a case on a 10 bolt before and lost the fluid. I knew it was making noise but figured it was the bearing. Thought I'd keep driving to work and take it apart over the weekend. Melted and rounded off just like that. The bearings wore out and allowed too much sideways movement on the carrier which left it slipping on the pinion. Found the crack after it locked up on the road.
     
  10. Shaggy

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    Re: Let\'s see some drivetrain breakage!

    <font color="green"> Yep, looks like it was run without oil and melted down. Gnarly! </font> /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
  11. ben427

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    Re: Let\'s see some drivetrain breakage!

    well, ill post pics in a couple of days of the 10 bolt gov loc that i grenaded wednesday night about 50 miles from home
     
  12. BorregoK5

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    Re: Let\'s see some drivetrain breakage!

    My th-350's cracked case on the bell housing.. repair link at the bottom...

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    How I fixed it: Ultra Bell Writeup
     
  13. Polaris

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    Re: Let\'s see some drivetrain breakage!

    Well, it isn't as bad as some of you guys have but here is mine:
    One real good yank trying to pull a Bronco out of a mud hole.
    Total damage
    -bent transfer case mainshaft
    -broken tailshaft housing
    -dented muffler
    -busted driveshaft
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    Re: Let\'s see some drivetrain breakage!

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    What does the ring gear look like...

    Chris

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    Looks to me more like someone had welded the spider gears. They are evenly spaced it seems. /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif
     
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    Re: Let\'s see some drivetrain breakage!

    nice breakage everyone.i wish i had taken pics of all the stuff ive broke and repaired.last week i busted the whole front hub assybly off at the outside bearing.still dont know how that happened.just driving down the road.
     
  16. HarryH3

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    he told me it was loaded with oil,

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    Future axle shopping tip: ALWAYS take the cover off and inspect the internals before you buy an axle assembly. Those booger welds on the ring gear would have a sure sign that you needed to keep on shopping. If the owner won't let you take the cover off for inspection, then move along and find another place to buy. /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif
     
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    Re: Let\'s see some drivetrain breakage!

    Oh yeah... It'll be cheaper to swap in another whole 14-bolt than to fix that one. /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif Just gears and bearings can set you back around $350. /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif
     
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    Re: Let\'s see some drivetrain breakage!

    But the ring gear doesn't even touch the spider gears, It wouldn't have even mattered if they were welded It wouldn't have changed the way the ring gear melted. Mine melted almost in the same pattern on the 10 bolt.
     
  19. BowtieRed

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    Re: Let\'s see some drivetrain breakage!

    surprisingly the bearings are perfect! races are fine, everything except the r&amp;p, which i found a good deal on ebay, for some temporary gears. spriders are all fine, everything is fine except the ring and pinion. i just finished cleaning my side gears, spiders gears, races, and carrier case, so i know! around here 14FF go for upwards of $400. i'm good to go now!

    where can i buy the axle shaft bolts, that bolt it to the drum? (hub bolts?)
     
  20. big83chevy4x4

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    Re: Let\'s see some drivetrain breakage!

    [image]http://www.geocities.com/big83chevy4x4/trannypic.html[/image]
    You can see the rest of the pics here
     

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