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Old 07-06-2013, 05:11 PM   #1
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Front DriveShaft Problems

Recently i had my front drive shaft rebuilt because it was making some noises. So got the drive shaft back greased it up and installed it. It drives fine in 2wd put when i put it in 4wd and turn the wheel it seems like something is binding up? Like it completely stops the Jeep.... Does Anyone know what could lead to this? Like i said i made sure everything was greased properly and i put it in the exact same position it was in on the axle side. PLEASE HELP!!!

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Old 07-06-2013, 05:37 PM   #2
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Are you trying to drive it on dry pavement? If you are stop, you will f-it up. You can only use 4WD on sand/snow/anything but pavement.

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I thought that was only if you were locked. If your not locked then it should drive fine right??
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I thought that was only if you were locked. If your not locked then it should drive fine. Never had an issue before i had it rebuilt.
This is probably why you needed a rebuild!!! 4WD on pavement = no no no
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Old 07-06-2013, 06:07 PM   #7
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Never Mind guys thank you for your help.

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Old 07-06-2013, 06:09 PM   #8
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OK. Here you go

What you experienced is your wheels trying to move at different speeds since you were turning.
In 4wd on a jeep, wheels are driven at the same speed. Turning on dry pavement causes the bind and will lead to breakage

Driving effectively in winter is more about skill and caution than the equipment you are driving. I rarely use 4wd in winter unless conditions are extreme. But I am usually smart enough not to drive in those conditions

Do what you want with your machine. And believe what you want about the jeep 4wd system. It's your money
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Good learn for somebody else. My vote keep it ??
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OK. Here you go

What you experienced is your wheels trying to move at different speeds since you were turning.
In 4wd on a jeep, wheels are driven at the same speed. Turning on dry pavement causes the bind and will lead to breakage

Driving effectively in winter is more about skill and caution than the equipment you are driving. I rarely use 4wd in winter unless conditions are extreme. But I am usually smart enough not to drive in those conditions

Do what you want with your machine. And believe what you want about the jeep 4wd system. It's your money
I agree with you but isnt that only when the locker is engaged? or am i just completely wrong?? before even when i turned on dirt in 4wd neither tire slipped or bounced or anything unless i had the locker on.
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Good learn for somebody else. My vote keep it ??
It's such a common mistake...
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I agree with you but isnt that only when the locker is engaged? or am i just completely wrong?? before even when i turned on dirt in 4wd neither tire slipped or bounced or anything unless i had the locker on.
Think of it this way
When you go into 4, your front diff is now driving the front wheels at the same speed. Gravel, snow, etc offers the "give" that keeps wheels from binding.
The locker is there to help you when you need it, should traction conditions warrant.
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OK i went to a dirt parking lot and it still did it. I have a video and i will post it and hopefully you could guys can tell me if this is normal
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didnt work ill keep trying
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The behavior you're describing is normal with your steering turned tight in 4 wheel drive on any surface that has enough traction will result in tension in your drivetrain parts that your feeling. Think about it this way if there was a problem in your driveshaft why would it only happen when in a tight turn? The position of the shaft doesn't change when turning or straight. So if it works fine when your going straight your driveshaft should have no problems. The that binding feeling is normal even without lockers.

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