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Empty Axle

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by DallasFJ40, Aug 24, 2006.

  1. DallasFJ40

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    I just found out my front axle housing was empty...no shaft, no birfield, etc. Any ideas why this might have happened?

    Love those PO mods.
     
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    Musta made steering interesting.
     
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    This may have been caused by................

    Good question, I am stumped. I would venture to guess they were removed by man.
     
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    weight savings = better gas mileage!
     
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    Ask the PO if he has by some odd coincidence some axles and birfs lying around.
     
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    Has it interfered with wheeling?
     
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    nooooooooo:D .not at all
     
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    Wow


    Havn't heard that one before :doh:
     
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    Broke on the trail and yanked them out to keep from screwing everything up. Got back and sold it to you. Since you never asked if the front birfs and shafts were installed they didn't think is was important to tell you.:flipoff2:
     
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    Okay how do birfs or lack of them effect steering?:confused: :D
     
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    wait...wow...what about wheel bearings?...i woulda thought the inner axle seal wouldn't be doing spit at this point? wow me thinketh PO mod for sure!!
     
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    Squirting out gear oil each time you make a turn. Assuming there's some in there! :D

    Then, of course, when you've washed all the grease out of the bearings....
     
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    maybe they used a cork? lol
     
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    Good point!
     
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    Maybe they didn't know about the locking hubs and would just take the axles out when they didn't want the drag on the drivetrain and put them back in when they needed 4wd. :D
     
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    How many other trucks did your PO own?

    Do you have a drum brake front housing swapped in there also? ;)





    What about them? The front axle is full floating and the wheel bearings seat on the spindle, not on the front axle shafts....




    Sure the seal is not doing anything, but then there is not anything to carry the gear oil out to the seal either....and unless the vehicle was operated at a very steep angled pitch to the driver or passenger side, the oil would stay in the housing and diff assembly.



    While it has the potential to make a mess exists, the axles shafts themselves not being in the housing would not negatively effect steering.



    :beer:
     
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    Unless he corners like my daughter....:eek:
     
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