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post #1 of 5 Old 09-02-2010, 08:19 PM Thread Starter
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4x4 HELP

I will try to give the best description I can to the problem and any help will be greatly appreciated. The truck is a 2000 Crew Cab Short bed 4x4 with an automatic. Here lies my problem. I just bought the truck and it needed u-joints on the front driveshaft. They were a nightmare to get out and once they were out I noticed where the 2 u-joints are next to each other right off of the transfer case there appeared to be a bearing or the remains of a bearing. Is the replaceable. Do I need a whole new piece. Is it safe to drive around with the front drive shaft off.
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post #2 of 5 Old 09-03-2010, 09:08 AM
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you probably need to move this thread to the 7.3 problems section... you'll get better help there. Sorry, i'm not that mechanically inclined, but here's a free bump for you.

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you can drive around without the front driveshaft...that shouldn't be a problem.

I'm not familiar enough with the part in question to answer whether or not it's replaceable.

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Sounds like you are discribing a Carden joint. Two universal joints on one end of the driveshaft. If so this is a common problem. Folks don't or can't lub the center between the two universals and it wears out. Best to have it replaced by a good driveline shop. It's okay not to have the front shaft in while driving. Good luck

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Thank you very much for all the help guys. Yes it is the carden joint. Taking it to my driveline guy tuesday. I am a drag racer so I just wasn't used to seeing something like that under my cars.
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