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Old 08-24-2009, 10:14 PM
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Default Driveline goes bump in the night.

Allright, on to the good stuff. Upon trying to accellerate at a slow to normal pace I feel a bump, . . bump, I thought it was just the mounts, but replaced them and it is still there, subtle but there. I am not familiar with 4x4's is it common or is it possible there is something loose/ worn. Loaded Q I know.
All I can say is that it feels like ther rear pinion has big teeth gaps or the splines on the drive shaft have a good deal of play as compared to normal. I know the truck has never been off road or towed anything. The transmission is less than 3kmls old, and the dash selector doesn't line up directly either? Instead of it notching on the D it has wiggle room where it will sit off to the side more often than not. Again this may be normal for 4x4 but I do not know if it could be something to address before it ends up breaking something. Many Thanks in advance.
Another way to picture it is say your left motor mount was bad and you start to accelerate the motor would torque to the side then to the rear before it finally pinned itself and the energy went to the driveline. There is no mettallic noise of any kind just the feeling of the little bump, bump.
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Old 08-28-2009, 07:58 PM
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Since this thread is 4 days old and had no replies I'll have a guess at it.
You didn't state what you are driving, other than a 4x4.
I am guessing that you have a drive line with CV joints on both ends, the bumping you are hearing is the cage expanding (because it is broken in one place, if it breaks in two places, you won't be going any where) and allowing the balls to move to the next groove and then closing up again. If you have u-joint type, it could be that the needle bearings in the cap have worn grooves into the end of the cross and is binding up as you accelerate, then it releases with a bump sound.
Now if you have a CV joint drive line, replace it with a double cardone drive line, if you can't get a double get a single, (IMHO it is not as good, but what do I know).
If you have a u-joint drive line, replace all of the u-joints and pick up a tube of Power Punch grease. Before you install the new joints, carefully remove all the caps on one joint, put a Zirt fitting into the hole and pump the Power Punch into the cross till it comes out of each of the ends, do this to all of your joints. (be very careful when replacing the caps, if it doesn't seat all the way, remove the cap and check the inside of the cap for a needle bearing, if it's there, get it back where it is supposed to be, add a small amount PP grease inside the cap to hold them in place and try again)
After you get the joints installed in the vehicle, pump no more than 3 shots into each joint. Then grease the joints in the spring and the fall till grease appears from at least two caps. (You will want to get a devise called a needle greaser to grease your u-joints)
The reason I like Power Punch grease: water proof synthetic, clings to everything, stays in place with out running off from heat and won't be slung off.
I run it in my u-joints, front wheel bearings and every where I have a grease zirt. Wheel bearings have lasted 150,000 miles and are still going (I repack at 50,00 mile intervals), u-joints are in the range of 120,000 miles.

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Old 08-30-2009, 11:17 PM
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Hmm, I'll have to get time to check into this, seems like quite a bit. Thanks I'll post results.
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Old 08-31-2009, 11:16 PM
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Upon trying to accellerate at a slow to normal pace I feel a bump
Grease the driveshaft slip yoke for a temporary fix. Install James Duff traction bars to cure it for good.
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Old 09-17-2009, 07:14 AM
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All right, I finally got a minute to check it out. Everything seems good, there is a little driveline play in the shaft, coming from within the housings. I would assume this is normal.

Clem I think my name will cover all I could tell you other than an XLT. You spoke of a cracked cage, help me here. I'm not following. Hmm, maybe I should payed more attention to the drive line issues. . . . .

James Duff bars, ok I'll look into that. Thanks Rwenzig, it sounds like you have little time in your truck, I bet that things is a beast.
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02'4.04x4:
I was looking for a post one of the members put up about a drive line problem, and I really think, I somehow posted the reply to his question on yours. SORRY!
The part I was trying to describe goes with the pictures, you'll know what this is. I know yours, like mine, didn't come with that stuff.

6-ball Rezeppa type CV, that did what so many have done.

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Old 12-09-2009, 09:45 PM
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Alright! Thanks to all you guys I finally had a friend get the inspection done as the Stealership techs said all was good. The issue was found and it was the Yoke, there was an issue with it that required an update kit, they installed them and lubed it up. Now all is nice and tight. Plus got the Winter rescue rated snow tires on there and I plan on having a little fun testing out their capability. I can say that in 4WD they are extremely grippy. I grow more impressed with this little truck everyday! Sad they're planning to Nix them here shortly.
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What'd that run you at the dealer?
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Old 12-11-2009, 12:31 AM
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What'd that run you at the dealer?
$240 with alignment, Nitro tire fill and 4 tire mounting and balancing with disposal of the old ones.

I am pretty sure it was a slip yoke repair kit that they installed and then just lubed it up.

This is goody boy price.

Clem, No worries. I had wondered if you maybe meant the Trans. cage, but it was beyond my knowledge.
I understand U's and CV's but beyond that I go cross-eyed. The gent who tended to it was the lead Trans tech at stealer and good friend of my good friend. . . LoL Gotta love it man! Thanks again.
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