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twisted axel

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by yellowmoon, Sep 26, 2002.

  1. yellowmoon

    yellowmoon Registered Member

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    Ok, what the hell, I twisted the differential loose from the axel housings. The tubes hold still and the pumkin twists up and down! Is this fairly common? /forums/images/icons/confused.gif
     
  2. Shaggy

    Shaggy 3/4 ton status

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    <font color="green"> Not common, but not unheard of... The tubes are still there in good shape, just the rosette welds broke? </font color>
     
  3. Triaged

    Triaged 1/2 ton status

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    I did that to mine. For me that was the last straw w/ the 12B and I went to a 14FF. I rotated the right axle tube (along w/ previously cracking the center section and breaking off all the wheel lugs at 80mph). My pinion pointed to the sky and bent up the leaf springs on the left side. I was still able to drive it home (about 100mi)...I just took it real easy.
     
  4. yellowmoon

    yellowmoon Registered Member

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    Yep tubes just fine, think I'm going to have them welded up and see what happens.
     
  5. Impex

    Impex 1/2 ton status

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    on my 12bolt tubes stayed put, but the differential point towards the sky. so i upgraded to 14b /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
     

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