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UNFKING REAL

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by HispanicPanic, Jul 2, 2001.

  1. HispanicPanic

    HispanicPanic 1/2 ton status

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    i dont believe this S**** three days ago i was driving on I-10 when suddenly i hear a BOOM and dust rises from my floor board so i pull over look under and yup no drive shaft zero,zip,nadda so i walk about 1/8 of a mile and sure enough i find it so i lock my hubs and shift into 4HI and drive home very slow and carefully (its not fun in front wheel drive with a locker up front) so anyways go get new U-Joints have a friend help me and back in buisness right? wrong [​IMG]very next day (yesterday) i go to the other side of town and as im coming back on I-10 doing 60 with my full convertable listening to CCR with a malboro in my mouth and what do i hear "ping" so i pull over and notice the cap on the u-joint coming out of my diff. is missing so i hop back in and take it slow not but 1 mile from home "BOOM" then smoke so i pull over AGAIN look under and my driveshaft is now broken beyond repair and my tail shaft comming from my t-case is split and all my t-case fluid is comming out. so i get a friend to pull it and today i go hunt for parts yea i find them driveshaft and t-case part both for 40 bucks (got some nice hook-ups [​IMG] ) so i spend all day BSing with my hook-up and installing my [censored], ok there im done wash the truck go shower go pick up the girlfriend take I-10 again to drop some stuff off and whats that i smell [​IMG] "no..... tranny fluid!! it cant be i did'nt even mess with that and i know its not my t-case cuz i have a 203 which uses motor oil" so i keep cool and make it seem as if everything is cool you know around the girlfriend [​IMG] . well come home and sure enough all my undercarage is sprayed in ATF [​IMG] well i guess i better stop bitching and go fix that[​IMG] thanx for hearing me out guys/gals
    WARNING: STAY AWAY FROM I-10

    BEER-- one is none, two is half, and three is one.
     
  2. gokartergo

    gokartergo 3/4 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    If I was you I would take the back streets and stay off the I-10............Dan
     
  3. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    dud that sucks[​IMG] i agree stay off i-10 lol

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  4. olbluebeast

    olbluebeast Registered Member

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    i know i-10 all too well, it is like the bermuda triangle of texas. if you manage to travel down i-10 in houston without being zapped by some jerkoff yuppie in a beemer or miata the traffic will make you insane. i say because of your miserable luck that we just make a giant detour around i-10. it is probably safer than trying to dodge all of your broken truck parts that are still lying in the freeway.................hope your truck heals.
     
  5. POWERMAD

    POWERMAD 1/2 ton status

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    Well at least it's warm out . LOL

    my truck's not dirty, it's earth tone paint
     
  6. thatK30guy

    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Sounds like your troubles are one thing only: I-10!!! Stay off of that highway!!! [​IMG]

    <font color=red>I m so we Todd did.
    I m sofa king we Todd did.</font color=red>
     
  7. rocko

    rocko 1/2 ton status

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    Yeah.. I-10 sounds like Trouble... with a Capital T...
    Good luck.. and no problem about venting... we all do sometimes.. Feels good once you do.

    A well armed society is a polite society. <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.rocko.rockcrawler.com>http://www.rocko.rockcrawler.com</A>
     
  8. Emmettology 101

    Emmettology 101 3/4 ton status

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    So, I-10 is like the Bermuda Triangle, eh? I now know to steer clear of there if I am ever inthe area! :) Thanks!

    <font color=green>MIKE</font color=green> - "Hukd on fawnics,werkd fer me!"
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  9. jerseymudder

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    Sounds like a good place to find parts. If you take back roads your more likely to come across a trail, right?
     
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    Damn...that bites! Sounds like I-10 is cursed!




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  11. zrobbinsk5

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    wow, saturday i was on I-10 in Beaumont and i lost my driveshaft, pulled it, put it in 4hi and got to an empty parking lot, got a new joint put in it, put it back in the truck, drove about 4 miles, same [censored]. it's now at Driveshaft Specialties (the whole truck) to see what's going on. very coincidental.
     
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    I had the same experience over the weekend. I replaced the Ujoints on my rear driveshaft but forgot to put the locking snap rings on the rear Ujoint caps. I was just about to enter the freeway and *BAM* there goes the shaft. So don't forget the fawkin snap rings!!! The sound of a driveshaft leaving the truck isn't pretty!!

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  13. redbeast

    redbeast Registered Member

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    OK now you got me worried.. Next weekend the 14th Im loading the family to go to beomont (sp) to visit some family...yep im taken the old Blazer... I think Im going to double check the old u/jnts!!!!!

    1985 Blazer, 305 soon to be a TBI 350, 700r4, msd ign, 3.43s, headers, 31x10.50x15s
     
  14. 84_Chevy_K10

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    If you're blowing that many U-joints, there's a reason for it. If they're wearing out, that's one thing, but if they're falling out or breaking, something's wrong.

    Tim
    '84 Chevy K10, lifted, loud, fast, and 3/4 ton axles
     
  15. HispanicPanic

    HispanicPanic 1/2 ton status

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    well i was thinking the same thing and remembered i forgot to lock one of the caps on the u-joints, so thats what did it, well anyways the tranny leak is coming from the gasket that connects the tranny to the t-case but it only happens at high way speeds,so now i have to drop my tranny and t-case

    BEER-- one is none, two is half, and three is one.
     

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