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Old 10-06-2010, 09:28 AM   #1
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broken driveshaft

So this morning im on my way to go pick up my friend before school. Im about a mile or so away from my house at a red light. the light turns green and i put her in first and let out the clutch when all of a sudden i hear POP! my rear DS broke. So does anybody kno what kind of DS i should get. I want something nice and strong thats not super expensive.

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Old 10-06-2010, 09:37 AM   #2
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Old 10-06-2010, 09:37 AM   #3
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How did THAT happen!!! That SUCKS!!!! Sorry no other help to offer but that blows! Sorry to hear it, but there has to be some other reason that it snapped like that.
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Old 10-06-2010, 10:00 AM   #4
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Ya it sucks real bad. that god my gpaw owns a Major tire company. (hesselbein tire) Id be screwed if it wasnt for him. and yea it broke way to easy i was driving normal.
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Old 10-06-2010, 11:06 AM   #5
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Coast Driveline, HAD (High Angle Driveline) or Tom Woods are the best and typically run about $285 to $375

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Old 10-06-2010, 11:46 AM   #6
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Was it the actual DS or the u joints?
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Old 10-06-2010, 12:19 PM   #7
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I broke the drive shaft off the slip yoke is what I'm thinking. Here's some pics tell me what u think.
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Old 10-06-2010, 12:22 PM   #8
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I wouldn't spend the extra money all the online companies try to charge. Go down to your local tractor trailer repair shop and they should be able to build you one you can't break. I have DS's made all the time here and I have yet to have an issue....you can even tell um to put a thicker wall tube in it, or you can upgrade the yoke sizes and go bigger u-joints too
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Old 10-06-2010, 01:45 PM   #9
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Your driveshaft is intact... Don't buy a new one just yet.

Looks like your t-case is not intact, but it might also be the yoke (I'm not real familiar with the newer ones... I could be way off). Can you post pics of the rear of the t-case? Where the driveshaft should be connected but no longer is?

And can anyone tell me what that round thing that looks a lot like a dampener is?
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Old 10-06-2010, 01:51 PM   #11
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yea I'll post some pics when I get home I'm in school right now haha
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Circled the driveshaft and the yoke... both look to be in fine shape to me...

The u-joints hold these two together, and the driveshaft to the axle... 90% of the time when you drop a driveshaft like that the u-joints are the culprit.



The downside is that something broke... and judging by these bits, I'm thinking your T-case bought it. (Trying to be optimistic and think that maybe it's something wierd on new jeeps that I just don't recognize, but keep in mind it could be a lot worse than you're thinking it is..)
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Old 10-06-2010, 03:32 PM   #13
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So I found out that the big round thing isn't a dampener it's called the "carrier bearing". No clue but My grandpaw owns a major tire company he said she be fixed for less than a 100. I'll get some pics here when I get back to my jeep.
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Nah its some kind of balance ring, my NV4500 shaft has one too. A carrier bearing would have a retainer bolted to the bottom of the tub somewhere and are normally used on longer than average driveshafts.
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Old 10-06-2010, 04:26 PM   #15
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How much would that run me?
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That depends on what it did on the way out... couldn't get any pics?
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Havent been able to take any cause i was real busy after school gettin my bike ready for the race this weekend. ill swing by after school and try to snap some pics. the michanics said something broke off my T-case.
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Output shaft. That bites. Hopefully they can just replace the shaft, but labor wise, that's pretty much the same as a rebuild. No clue what those would run on a newer Jeep.
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OBM says it looks like a driveshaft with an SYE and that the retaining bolt backed out of your dampner/flange.

He says that isn't a carrier bearing, it's a dampner.

There should be a piece of driveline containing your cardan joint and the female part of the spline coupler laying someplace.
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Old 10-07-2010, 10:13 AM   #20
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Ah i see. well thank you guys for all your help!!!! I just have one more question. should i upgrade whats broken or just get stock 06 parts? If so what should i upgrade too?
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OBM says it looks like a driveshaft with an SYE and that the retaining bolt backed out of your dampner/flange.

He says that isn't a carrier bearing, it's a dampner.

There should be a piece of driveline containing your cardan joint and the female part of the spline coupler laying someplace.
Does he know why there's a dampener back there?
I always thought they went on the other end of the drivetrain...

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Ah i see. well thank you guys for all your help!!!! I just have one more question. should i upgrade whats broken or just get stock 06 parts? If so what should i upgrade too?
If just the SYE broke then there's lots of options... gogle "slip yoke eliminator" for your model/year... an SYE is an upgrade
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Should I get a slip yoke eliminator?
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Does he know why there's a dampener back there?
I always thought they went on the other end of the drivetrain...



If just the SYE broke then there's lots of options... gogle "slip yoke eliminator" for your model/year... an SYE is an upgrade
First of all take more pics and pics of the back of the transfer case. It's hard to guess what happened bu just seeing pics of the driveshaft. It may have a SYE but I can't tell by the parts that you have shown already. On the Ribicon there is no slip yoke, it has a drive flange and dampener there's no telling what you have also post up what model transfer case that you have (231 or 241).
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or not

well met OBM didn't know you had your own screenie.
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650 new t-case. shes getting some other parts added to her all will be upgraded to stronger parts, im sorry but i havent got all the details and pics about what happened. I need to go check on her today at my gpaws shop. Im having withdrawls from not having my jeep. haha I need it by friday cause they are having a car show at school and one of the categories is muddiest car. WHICH IS ALL MINE IF I GET HER BEFORE FRIDAY! ahah
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Well...
so it wasn't a COMPLETE waste of time when you get it all fixed and figured out, post up what the problem and solution were.
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Old 11-02-2010, 09:28 AM   #27
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Hello everyone! You guys told me to let you kno when I got her back so thats what im doing. guys at the shop said my DS broke of my T-Case. So my fix consisted of a new t-case, slip yoke, and DS. while she was in the shop my grandpaw put a new steering box in it as well because the guys said it got bent somehow. prolly offroading. haha any total cost of fix... $1500
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total cost of fix... $1500
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