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Stiff Knuckle D60

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by txfireman110, May 1, 2004.

  1. txfireman110

    txfireman110 1/2 ton status

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    Being new to this axle, I don't know what to think /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
    The passenger knuckle swivels easily, but doesn't have any play so I assume this is good, but the driver side knuckle is EXTREMELY stiff. It takes quite a bit of force to turn it back and forth. Any suggestions as to the problem?
    Thanks

    Also, the gear oil was thick and gray? What's up with that, or is it just water in it?
     
  2. 4X4HIGH

    4X4HIGH 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I would assume a bad lower bearing, and or no grease or very old grease that has dried up and became stiff.
     
  3. XtrmChevy

    XtrmChevy 1/2 ton status

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    Are the shafts still in it? If they are it could be a bad u-joint like mine.
     

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