Tranny in neutralEmergency Brake on
Let's grab the yoke against the differential, pull/ shake/ twist/ act like it's a Big-Ole-Spoon, with both hands, aggressively, attempt to stir the insides of the differential
Is there any give. Or is it Rock Steady?
Both hubs unlocked, turn the front driveshaft by hand
How about locking in the left hub (Right unlocked), turn the front drive shaft by hand. Both directions
Now, lock in the right (unlock the left). Same procedure
Now, Lock both in hubs in---By hand, then with a?18 inch? Pipe wrench, attempt to turn the driveshaft
Just for giggles!.2WD. Emergency brake on
Lets pull the "Nut Covers", off of the ends of rear axles (both sides).
With a helper, observing one side at a time, sorta try to take off, aggressively dumping the clutch (not too aggressive) Do the nuts spin faster than the wheels?
If so you have stripped a REAR AXLE. It common, it's poor design, if it's original, it's a 2 piece axle. This may account for grinding, and better operation in 4X4. Just being in 4X4, your steering is affected anyway.1 piece set-ups are available, a bit more expensive, for the set. But in the long run, it's cheaper than replacing 'em twice
After some NEGATIVE results.
Next step is gonna be pull the cover on you front differential, and inspect the ring gear and the pinion gear
OK, break it to me
Wednesday, June 29th, 2011 AT 3:30 AM