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Old November 15th, 2014, 08:43 PM
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quick front diff question

If 90 is on ground-all 4 wheels-and I am able to turn front driveshaft with virtually no resistance-my understanding is this:

1. It's either the front diff or..

2. It's either one or both of the front axles/cvjoints.

I'm concluding this from all of my reading because I shouldn't be able to freely spin front driveshaft with wheels on the ground and because of breakage or whatever, the diff is sending power to tire with least resistance..

Is this accurate?

Also, I have pulled both rear half-shafts and both are fine.

Ebrake off, 90 in neutral.

I can only turn rear driveshaft 1/2 an inch or so.

Want to solve for this and then on to clunking...

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Old November 15th, 2014, 08:49 PM
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You are correct; sounds like you have something broken in the front end.

It could be the front diff(the cross shaft is likely) or one CV(I dont think you could break both??)

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Old November 15th, 2014, 08:54 PM
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it's not the rear.

Yes, something is broken in the front. CV, axle, diff, something. I doubt it's a diff. IMHO, unless you are a rock crawler, it would take something pretty noticeable to break a front open diff.
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have you drained the front diff yet? any chunks or super shiny bits in the oil if so? When this happened:



diff oil looked all super metallic when it came out since it had so many metal fines in it. Magnetic drain plug looked like a chia pet.
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My next step is diff oil inspection, then call to Jeff for CV extraction guidance if necessary.

I'll be back!

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My next step is diff oil inspection, then call to Jeff for CV extraction guidance if necessary.

I'll be back!

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Just a friendly reminder.. If one of those CV cages shattered, don't just clean out what's visible and replace the CV/shaft. Make sure you separate the swivel ball and inspect & clean everything. Metal from the cage can get under the swivel ball housing and actually jam you're steering.

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Old November 17th, 2014, 04:23 PM
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Ditto on that.




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Just a friendly reminder.. If one of those CV cages shattered, don't just clean out what's visible and replace the CV/shaft. Make sure you separate the swivel ball and inspect & clean everything. Metal from the cage can get under the swivel ball housing and actually jam you're steering.

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Well boys, you were right..... Got the call today while I was at the Mayo with the better half.... Front diff also to include drivers side axle/cv $1600 and counting.....still hafta find the clunk.... Oh well... At least they are taking me on a skeet shoot Sunday. Ought to make up for it!! Seriously tho-Jaguar Land Rover Tulsa has always done me right....Jeff, Curtis, Craig, Eric and Rupy are good guys.. Although it might have something to do with me trading cars every 10 minutes... Stay tuned and thanks for all of the guidance!!
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Good job Bang, you nailed that 5 mins after original post.
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