I bought this truck last night and I think that it was in 4 wheel drive ( I had no idea), and the speedometer was off by about 8 mph meaning I was doing almost 80+ instead of 70 in 4 wheel drive. Finally, the front U joint exploded ripping a huge hole in the floorboard damaging the tranny as well. I need to put in a new tranny for sure and so I am l am looking for a walk though on how to do this (removal and install).
How do I tell if the transfer case is shot? I am reluctant to buy one if I don't need it but I don't know if the U joint blew because the transfer case froze up or the U joint just couldn't handle the speeds I was pushing and shattered.
The truck is stuck in 4 wheel drive, the front tires seem to be locked in and I don't know how the actuating system works in them. I am mechanically inclined (done a few engine swaps, timing belts & head gaskets) but I have never delt with Chevy V8's or 4 wheel drives. I can provide more pictures as well. In the first picture I saw these lines, I don't know what they do?
Monday, March 12th, 2012 AT 11:08 PM