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rear wheel wobble

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by NEK5, Jul 11, 2006.

  1. NEK5

    NEK5 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    i had a little wobble in the left rear tire after dirtyjim swapped in his rear end, and i had my buddys dad look at it, and said that it had a little more play in it than the other side, either that or it was a bent rim, well today i swapped on 31s, and checked it again and it still does it...any ideas?
     
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    bent axle shaft
     
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    could it be the wheel bearing on that side?
     
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    btt
     
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    It could be bearings, bent housing mabey
     
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    something to worry about?
     
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    Chaddy 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I think I would want to address the issue.
     
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    NEK5 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    hmm. i got the rear end from a member hear, and he said it was under warranty
     
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    swap one...

    Can you swap in an axle from your old rear end in it??--its not that hard to do.....I'd fix it,a bent axle might wobble for years,or it might just snap too...why risk it?....:crazy:
     
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    i say swap a shaft from your old housing bro.... are they the same spline or did dirty jim put a different center section in with the locker>?
    LUKE
     
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    A bad bearing you would hear and feel, a bent housing won't cause wobble. Assuming this is a semi-floating axle it is most likely a bent axle shaft, bent wheel or improperly seated/mounted wheel.
     
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    not to be an ass but he said that it happened even after he swapped tires and rims. im guessin its the shaft.
     
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    could be. his buddy dropped the rear kinda hard when lowering the truck when i took the frame supports out and the wheels were on hand tight.
     
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    hmm, i am getting this grinding/howling/vibration noise, but its coming from the front(which is getting swapped soon), its almost the same noise the back one made before we swapped it out
     
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    well found the problem, looks like the axle may have been dropped on that side, looks warped, good thing the 10bolt still in the yard:D
     
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    how does it come out anyway?:D
     

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