View Full Version : Is this spose to happen?? Carrier...
12-19-2007, 08:00 PM
My rear end is grinding when I floor it like the pinion is skipping gears but this is what I found...
Is there suppose to be play in the axle shafts at all?
12-19-2007, 08:06 PM
umm no...:shok: I think something is messed up with the backlash.
12-19-2007, 10:58 PM
Grab the pinion flange where the drive shaft bolts on... how much slop does it have... in inches?
I don't see how backlash could cause that. It looks like the pinion gear is contacting the carrier. I can see how Floppy Pinion Syndrome could do that.
I think it's a dead or very loose pinion bearing. Take a GOOD look at both gears.
12-19-2007, 11:20 PM
Take a GOOD look at both gears.
i would think that it wouldnt even be worth thinking about saving the gears. being run with shavings from the carrier floating around and all...
12-19-2007, 11:38 PM
Both Gears look perfect. I had some work done on the rear end a few months ago. I think that is from before he fixed it, but still its pretty crazy!:icon_thumby: I found out that the grinding is comeing from my transfer case skipping gears:fie:. Time to start looking for a new one JOY!
As for the axle shaft play. I can push and pull each side in and out about 1/4 of an inch on each side.
It's normal for C-clip axleshafts to pull in and out a little.
Any other direction on the axleshafts or pinion flange is bad news.
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