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Old 06-25-2007, 02:11 PM
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Front Axle possible problem question

Well as it be I had a few mins after work today so I decided to get under my truck and grease the front axle and take a look at the undercarriage. To my amazement it looked as if the front diff cover had been leaking, slightly, in the 3 4 and 9 o'clock positions. So I pulled the plug off the cover and stuck my finger inside and there was oil just under when the fill plug enters the cover, all is well I thought. Well then next I went to grease the front U-joints and I noticed when I pushed the grease gun onto the U-joint the entire assembly, axle shaft U-joint and the stub shaft going into the hub moved in the opposite direction, about a 1/16th-1/8th of an inch. was my first though but after greasing and putting the truck in 4x4 the play seemed to decrease, but there still is play. The truck isn't even 6 months old and only has 30,xxxx so is this normal or am I going to get crapped on by the dealer because of the tuner intake and the exhaust?? I would think that the after market "toys" shouldn't matter because it is a beep-ity beepen DANA 60. What do you all think
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Old 06-25-2007, 02:59 PM
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hmm what was the question again?


LOL,

do you have a lift or over sized tires?
does the truck seem lose when driving or steering?
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Old 06-25-2007, 03:47 PM
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My question is on our Dana 60 front axles' should it be possible to stick you head inside of the wheel well and grab on to the U-joint, between the axle shaft and the stub shaft, and be able to cause it to flex in all directions. i.e grabbing that area with both hands be able to cause flex towards the front and rear of the truck and also being able to pull it up towards the top of the truck and push it towards the ground. I am unable to cause rotational play in the U-joint if I look the hubs in 4x4 and attempt to rotate the front driveshaft. And no at the present I don't have any lift and have not had any problems or herd and strange noises. I think that tomorrow I am going to have to stay off the throttle and keep the radio off to see if it is making any noises
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Old 06-26-2007, 07:28 PM
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Mine did that when the hub bearings went out which happened at somewhere between 7000 and 11000 miles. Of course this was on the Dana 50. Call the dealer and see if the hub bearings are covered by the 3/36.
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