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Well this morning I got a call to jump start a friends truck. I noticed that I had an unusual vibration to my truck. On the way back I made a left turn and WAM! The drive shaft beat the crap out of the bed, gas tank, and exhaust. I got up under the truck and found that the bolt that holds the flange on the transfer case snapped off :pissedoff: This is the first time I have ever seen this happen. What a way to start a morning.... Oh and this is my beloved 88:bawling:
 


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Yikes! didnt give any warning before hand that just sucks
 

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Atleast it wasn't your 02!
 

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I am glad it wasn't my 02. I would probably have just died on the spot if it would have been. It would have been nice if I could have seen it coming.
I guess the next step getting the broke off bolt out.....
 

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Don't feel too bad dude. I did that once at 80 MPH, 'cept it was the u-joint, not the flange bolt. That was on my old 2-piece shaft.

It ain't pretty, is it?
 

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If I don't forget I post pics sometime this weekend. Funny thing, the rest of the bolt is trapped by the universal. Looks like it might have been broken for sometime.
 

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Here are some pics, the camera isn't the best...

The shaft still attached to drive shaft


The flange output on the drive shaft


Rear of the T-case, shaft broken almost flush to the splines


I am so glad the 4X4 works on this truck or I would never had made it home :D
 

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looks like its time to go yarding, find a new t-case.
 

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I don't know how long it will take, but I am determined to find a manual T-case.
 

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I just sold mine. NC is a bit far away though. It shouldn't be too hard to find though, there were more manuals than electronics back then.
 


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