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Old 01-10-2013, 09:54 AM
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Right rear axle bolts sheared... No power to rear end?

Hey guys, so about a week ago I was driving from Oklahoma to Virginia. Well as the title states, I lost power to my rear end. The mechanic called today and said that the right rear axle bolts had been sheared? Any idea of what may ha e caused this? Truck has 113k, 8" lift on 38's. I know there is a lot of stress on the axles constantly, so I'm assuming the bolts eventually just kinda give into the constant pressure?

Also can someone help explain how this would case full lose of power to the rear wheels? Ejuwmacate me!

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Old 01-10-2013, 09:58 AM
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well those don't usually just shear but if they were loose it would have been an issue

but if they did shear and on a full floating axle like the sterling the axle would spin inside the housing but not turn the wheel

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Old 01-10-2013, 10:00 AM
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if the threads in the hub weren't messed up it should be a cheap fix

PS nice truck

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Old 01-10-2013, 10:06 AM
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Good deal! Thank you sir!
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Wow. That is an odd problem and tough to diagnose out on the road with center caps on.
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Old 01-10-2013, 12:48 PM
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Ya it was not fun. I was on a deadline and was 750 miles from where I needed to be in 24 hrs. Unfortunately the military doesn't do late so I had to take my losses and leave the truck with a mechanic and rent a car to drive back to Virginia. But at least I get to take a weekend road trip to go pick it up and drive through some beautiful moutains.
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I have never heard of that happening to anyone on these trucks. It does explain how your speedometer was moving while you stayed put. Might be a good excuse to add a locker so you can keep moving next time.
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Old 01-12-2013, 12:18 PM
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Ya if I had the funds and time I would have done it however, I had neither. 500$ later I'm back on the road... Heading from Indiana/Illinois border to Virginia Beach in the next 2 days.
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