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Old 12-06-2011, 05:46 PM   #1
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Help!! 35c (Nuff said)

I have a 98 tj sport with 35c/30. Whenever i turn or change gears or reverse it will make a a loud clunk noise and jerk. I have the factory lsd. I think it might be the c clip broke but im not sure. Please any help is aprreciated! I was told not to drive it by a friend who builds crawlers (he said c clip or spring in lsd). So i limped her home.. im 17 and i know a decent amount about auto mechanics so i think i could atleast see if its the c clip. Before i go and waste the fluid i wana see what yall think.

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Old 12-06-2011, 05:49 PM   #2
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I'm about 100 percent sure you driving it without your axle falling out means it's not a C Clip.

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Old 12-06-2011, 05:51 PM   #3
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atleast thats some good news. what do you think it could be? and btw when i jack it up and spin the wheel it wobbles and clunks.
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Pull off the back cover and see. So many variables at this point.
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Old 12-06-2011, 06:06 PM   #5
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If it wobbles it sounds like a bearing is bad like the above poster said pull off the cover and look.
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Old 12-06-2011, 06:14 PM   #6
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how do i know if the bearing is bad? and what should i look for?
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Old 12-06-2011, 06:28 PM   #7
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alright i plan on friday night (no jeep till then, but first chance il have with school and work) so il take pictures and inspect.
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Old 12-09-2011, 07:45 PM   #8
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Okay I opened her up and the ring and pinion looked fine. The spider gears.. well the top and bottom ones were missing teeth.. would that be why or could it still be something else.
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Old 12-09-2011, 08:25 PM   #9
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Willing to bet that the spiders are the problem. When you turn the jeep each wheel spins at a different speed because of the spider gears. The clunk I am guessing comes from the spiders turning and the broken spider teeth gap trying to mesh with the side gears.
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Old 12-09-2011, 08:38 PM   #10
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that's what I thought.. I can't find spider gears for it since it has the factory lsd though
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Old 12-09-2011, 08:49 PM   #11
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Parts are not too bad to replace what you have. Any off road shops in your area?

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we have eoc (essentially offroad its mentioned on xtreme 4x4 if that helps) we also have a 4 wheel parts store.

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