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Old 06-07-2013, 01:47 PM   #1
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New front gears.... exploded.

Well I just picked up my jeep from a 4x4 shop that regeared my jeep with yukon 4.88 gearset and master rebuild kits. Driving home about 60mph on this bridge I go over one of those metal transition pieces that makes it a little bumpy then I hear nothing but ratteling in the front end. Put trans in neutral still noisy and transfer case in neutral. Still noisy then the front end locks up. I know I wont know more until it gets torn apart but are there any gear experts that might have any ideas.

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I wouldn't even try to guess what happened, just take it back to the shop for them to figure out what they screwed up during the gear installation.

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Old 06-07-2013, 01:52 PM   #3
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Well I guess im just nervous because I got the parts from a site vender and not the shop so im worried about that aspect of them warrantying.
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Oooohhhh.... which is why I always recommend people having their vehicles regeared have the installer provide all of the parts. Providing the installer parts you sourced gives them a convenient way out... as in they will likely have you get the parts you purchased replaced under warranty if you can & then they'll install them again at extra cost... since few shops will blame their installer or accept liability for installing parts they didn't provide.
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Let me ask this, tru trac was installed too. When being winched up on the bed with the trans in neutral transfer case neutral the rear was locked. Doesnt seem.normal but I dont know a whole lot about the tru trac
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That wouldn't have harmed the Truetrac.
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Old 06-07-2013, 03:13 PM   #7
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Well I have the whole story now. The shop tore it down right there while I watched the rear is what went on it. be gentle because im not to familiar with these componemts but a bolt on the traclock in the middle where the axles go through backed out and I guess it was all over from there.
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If the bolt that backed out is one of the bolts that holds the ring gear onto the Truetrac, that is is definitely THEIR fault. All of those bolts are supposed to be torqued with a torque wrench after having had Locktite applied to the bolt threads.
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Old 06-07-2013, 03:52 PM   #9
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No it held a block of metal inside the tru trac. the bolt basically ran throigh the middle of it running forward to aft. Would have been between the gear shafts. They mentioned something about it being like that because of c clip elimenator.
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Still sounds like there problem, not yours. Are they fixing it for free???
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Oooohhhh.... which is why I always recommend people having their vehicles regeared have the installer provide all of the parts. Providing the installer parts you sourced gives them a convenient way out... as in they will likely have you get the parts you purchased replaced under warranty if you can & then they'll install them again at extra cost... since few shops will blame their installer or accept liability for installing parts they didn't provide.
When I ran a shop I would never install any parts the customer supplied. Hope he can get the shop to warranty it.
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Yes they are being great. Ordered all the parts to be in tomorrow and hopefully have it back tomorrow or monday. Im still unsure if that is a factory installed bolt by the factory because thats how they made it sound.
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Bolt for the axle spacer is what came out. Is this installed from.factory and not touched during install?


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