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Old 01-08-2009, 04:07 PM
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Busted driveline stories

Just looking for some of ya'lls broken driveline stories. Usually they are pretty funny to look back at. I have quite a few but heres my best one i think.

I was pulling our mud truck, an 86 suburban with 39.5 swampers on a bumper pull flatbed trailer from Shreveport LA to Kilgore TX for a mud bog. I got off the highway to get fuel and when i took off from the stop sign at the overpass, she hit second and blew my rear U-joint to pieces. Shaft hit the ground and destroyed my slip joint. Mind you, i was also running 39.5's. I pulled the rear shaft quick as i sat in the middle of the road blocking traffic and figured i would lock the hubs and limp to the truck stop on the fronts. No dice, one of my hub locks was frozen. By this time, a cop had showed up and was directing traffic, telling me to get that thing out the road or he has to call a tow truck. Another guy in a truck went on ahead to register for the bog. He had all the tools with him. I ended up beating the outside of my hub off with a reciever hitch, while the cop looks at me in disbelief. I told him i would pick up all the shiny pieces of hub on the ground. I pushed the spline locks in with my fingers and i finally made it to the parking lot. We got another pull truck and made it to the bog and i went back with a new shaft the next day.
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Old 01-08-2009, 07:09 PM
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Well I had a similair story, but heres how mine went. I actually joined this and asked people why my truck had a clicking noise and a vibration at certain speeds. We came to conclusion that it was my yoke in my driveshaft. So anyways I had a (was) freind just replace the yoke on the normal driveshaft. After that everything was fine and truck was real smooth and thought nothing could happen! Then 1 day after gettin off work I was going to drive about 2 hours away to my other house but on the way I went to pick up my Niece *about another hour* and once i picked her up. The truck started shaking rumbling *anything u can imagine* Then all of a sudden BAM the Yoke my freind put in busted and broke my driveshaft in the middle of a bad vally on the highway. She was scared to death haha. All these happend becuase he put my yoke in backwards. Not a good time.
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Also during all this time I was'nt vary familiar with the area and did'nt even know what highway i was on and had no clue who i could call for a tow. bad bad
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