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Snap ring failure, tossed a cap

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 1985_K5_Silverado, Mar 6, 2006.

  1. 1985_K5_Silverado

    1985_K5_Silverado 1/2 ton status

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    motoring along at a steady 35, THUNK!!! on the bed floor; THUMPTHUMPTHUMP immediately thereafter. I first thought blowout, but it still still steered and rolled fine. Pulled over and shut down. Took a look underneath and saw that the rear u-joint had tossed a cap and started to shake like mad. No big deal, easy fix. It could have been more eventful, but I wasn't going very fast when the snap ring apparently failed.

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  2. Leper

    Leper 1/2 ton status

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    Did it fail, or did you forget it?? I forgot one once, spit the dshaft out at 70 mph.
     
  3. 1985_K5_Silverado

    1985_K5_Silverado 1/2 ton status

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    Nope, they were on there when the nearby front u-joint was replaced a couple of months ago. I should have done them both at that time, even though the rear looked and operated all right, just because even a top-quality u-joint is a relatively cheap part and I had no idea of how old either u-joint was. You live and learn.
     
  4. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    when i drop a shaft for a joint it gets both or all 3 if its a 2 peice shaft. :rolleyes: at least it didnt drop and take out other parts.
     

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