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2000 Chevy Tahoe

The drive shaft broke while sitting at a stoplight. Can that cause the rear end to lock and my axile to break?

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  • vketchens Jan 15, 2009

    Can towing my Tahoe Z71 (4WD) with the front wheels in the air cause my rear end to lock up?



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No. It would be the other way around. If something went wrong in the rear end and it locked up, you could break the drive shaft universal joints trying to force it to go. if your rear end locked up, I'd be willing to bet there was no oil in it.

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  • Jeremy Stringer Jan 17, 2009

    towing it would not cause the rear end to lock up. You may want to look into the brakes, your rear differential may be fine, could be the brakes. I would like to know more details about what happened and what condition the vehicle is in now.



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