Question about 1988 Ford Bronco II
My rear drive shaft on my 1988 Bronco 2 broke in the CV joint, the bearing fell apart. I got a "new" rear drive shaft from a salvage yard. After I installed it I noticed a clicking noise coming from underneath at low speeds that disappeared when I accelerated. The only difference I can see between the drive shafts is the "new" one has weights on both CV joint flanges.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
IT sounds like it could be in the transfer box as that can give you the vibration if the bearings have a little bit of wear but still lets go to something for you to do now and that is get some small 2oz weights (square bits of metal ) and about 6 big hose clips 2" bigger than the tailshaft.Now get under the truck and fit 2 or more to the rear shaft with 1,, 2 oz plate side by side 1/2 way up, and the plates under the screw on the clips so its got the weight in 1 place , this will let you balance it your self and you keep undoing them 2turns and moving around the shaft 1/2" at a time and if better
add another clip and plate in the same place till you get the vibration out of it and when all 100% then mark the shaft where the plates are and then take off plates and hose clips and weigh them so you no what size weights to weld on and mark shaft on back axle and front flang so as you get it bolted in the same place all the way through so when new plates are welded on then all must be 100%.
Let me know how you get on... as its a bit of a bugger of a job but it will be worth it to get the balancing correct plus you might have to do the front shaft if you run 4x4 . Plus you might have to go down the shaft or up higher towards the box ..but keep on a good back road where you can keep stopping to move the clamps.. Ron
Posted on Nov 02, 2009
its easier and faster to replace the whole axle you can get one for less than 100 dollars.
Posted on Jan 24, 2010
Testimonial: "yes this was helpful,and thank you! i only hope that,that is indeed whats wrong. hoping its not in the hub itself.guess i wont know till i tear itdown"
remoce the out board cv joint from the steering knuckle.Remove the clamps from the boot, slide off the cv housing installation is opposite removal, you will need a special tool, to insatall the new clamps.
Posted on Apr 24, 2010
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