real time broken

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by timmbuck2, Oct 25, 2008.

  1. timmbuck2

    timmbuck2 SILVER Star

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    The last week or so I noticed my steering was getting loose. Thought it was from the hit and run accident and the used steering box I put in. On the way to go take the boy ice skating and this is what I find. My weekend just got much longer and lots of stuff canceled. Sigh. [​IMG] That is all watered down grease in the puddle....and come to think of it I have been driving through a lot of water lately...going out to tear it down and take more pics. Did I mention I have tons of beer????? [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
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  2. nicholas

    nicholas

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    Did you have a knuckle stud failure? It looks like there is a gap in there.
  3. NLXTACY

    NLXTACY Mud Life Sentence SILVER Star

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    x2 that whole arm is loose!!
  4. CreeperSleeper

    CreeperSleeper Cascade Cruisers Prez. SILVER Star

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    Yep, played that game before...
  5. timmbuck2

    timmbuck2 SILVER Star

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    yup...bolts on the bottom were seriously loose...I think 1 is missing....wonder if that caused the leak or did the leak make the bolts loose?
  6. timmbuck2

    timmbuck2 SILVER Star

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  7. timmbuck2

    timmbuck2 SILVER Star

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    8 knuckle studs and nuts and cone washers waiting for me at stevinson...waiting to find out if I need a birf kit...
  8. timmbuck2

    timmbuck2 SILVER Star

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    Wiper, 43204-60031
    Inner seal, 90310-35010
    Trunion bearings, 90366-20003
    Spindle gaskets, 43435-60020, 43436-60011
    Spindle dust seal, 90313-93003
    Drive flange gasket, 43422-60060
    Outer snap ring, 90520-31007
    Wheel bearing seal, 90311-62001
    Lock tab washer, 90215-42025
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    i think this is all I need....did not do the trunion bearings last time
  9. Tools R Us

    Tools R Us

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    This is a check your nuts deal, I check them often, for sure before and after big wheeling trips.
  10. cruiserdan

    cruiserdan SupportingVendor Emeritus Moderator Supporting Vendor

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    Classic RH-steering-arm-stud-back-off.

    I do not recall ever seeing this on the LH side.

    Anyone?
  11. cruiserdan

    cruiserdan SupportingVendor Emeritus Moderator Supporting Vendor

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    Get new studs too. 90126-12005 x4

  12. timmbuck2

    timmbuck2 SILVER Star

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    yup, thanks CD. Got the studs, nuts, and cone washers. Double checked them with your part numbers. :) Thanks!!!
  13. -Spike-

    -Spike-

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    Mine went on the RH side.

    -Spike
  14. Lka1988

    Lka1988 Wheeling in scale

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    Mine was close. I replaced the studs on the RH side yesterday, two studs were kinda loose and one was broken.
  15. fishwater

    fishwater

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    just curious if this was as easy as it seems. do you just double-nut one of the old studs, back the stud out (after removing the washer/cone washer) and put a new torx stud in? then repeat x 3?
  16. nuclearlemon

    nuclearlemon not an addict Moderator

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    looks like it may have been leaking before. looseness will cause leaking becuase everything is allowed to move up/down/all around and that stresses the seal.
  17. Lka1988

    Lka1988 Wheeling in scale

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    Yup. Put new Torx stud in, torque to 30-35 ft/lbs (that's what I did); put on cone washer, flat washer, and nut; torque nut to 71 ft/lbs.

    Pretty simple if no studs are broken.
  18. timmbuck2

    timmbuck2 SILVER Star

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    So I dug into replacing my knuckle studs and re-doing all my front axle work. Everything went great (awesome FAQ Romer!!! thanks!!) until I went to install the new trunion bearings and races. WRONG ones!! GRRRR....I double checked his part numbers on the invoice against the list I had from CDan, and they matched....but he grabbed the wrong ones. So now it is 6 on a Saturday and I am stuck until Monday morning...unless anyone nearby has a pair they can let me borrow?? Highly doubtful, but thought I would try...

    Have a great weekend all, hope your halloween was good.

    T
  19. nicholas

    nicholas

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    Lets just call that karma for not purchasing from CDan the Shamen. :D jk Thats a bummer, hope you can get some correct ones soon.


    With regard to left side failure: I noticed my left knuckle had some clear amber drips of oil-like material on them. I have about 1K miles on the birf rebuild. The right side is fine. I can't see a noticeable gap on the left side, but the fact that there is a clear fluid dripping concerns me.

    Could this be the valvoline synthetic moly grease separating out and the oil leaking? It's definitely not diff oil and it is more of an amber/motor oil color.
  20. cruiserdan

    cruiserdan SupportingVendor Emeritus Moderator Supporting Vendor

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    Which "he" grabbed the wrong ones? It sounds as though you are referring to me but I do not recall supplying them.

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