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Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Nova Scotia
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Front axle turing when not in 4wd
I replaced ball joints & U joint on drivers side a few weeks ago & I noticed that the axle on that side was turning when I would spin the tire. At first I thought my hub wasn't unlocking so I jammed a bar in the U joint & spun the wheel. Tire kept turning & axle stopped but there was alot of resistance there. Something was binding/jamming. So changed the ball joints & also changed the u joint, inner dust seal & outer seal that goes into the hub. I checked the wheel bearing & axle spindle area expecting to see soemthing. Everything looked good. I put everything back together & tested it. Shaft only turned when I locked the hubs. 4wd worked as it should. Checked it today it is doing the same thing.
Any suggestions is greatly appriciated.
2001 f-350 ext.cab. 7.3 auto non dually. 262k miles. New HD tranny at 67,000 miles. Boost, EGT, Tranny temp gauges. 04/10 DIY check valve VO conversion. 20 plate FPHE,Fass HPFP set at 70 PSI,TIH, 10 micron spin on filter with coolant wrap, 150 micron prefilter, hrydraforce purge valve, 40 gallon greasecar tank with hotfox, SS braided hose to heads, Oil temp, pressure & fuel level gauges. 110K miles on grease.
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