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What is the round thing that the drive shaft goes into and spins the back wheels called.

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The driveline connects to the rear driveline yoke then turns the rear differential to turn the tires.

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    Send me your email and I will send you the pictures of the rear differential and all parts.

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We called that pumpkin or differential

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Link between forward drive shaft and the rounded boxy thing( dont know english Word for it) by the rear axel shattered when driving 2 wheel drive on road, why?

The universal joints on the drive line shaft and the differential (the rounded boxy thing) They wear out over time so when you fix this one replace the other 3 also 2 on rear and 2 on front driveline.


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I have a 2003 mercury mountaineer 6 cd system and this white spring fell out when I was repairing the inside. Where does it go back into?

That is not a screw, it is the drive gear for the disk changer. If you look inside the stereo, you will see a motor which has only a rod sticking from it to a round gear (you will notice a missing spece between the shaft and the round gear at this point. The drive gear (one in your hand) goes on the motor shaft with its teeth driving the round gear driving the disc change mechanism.

Be careful taking the thing apart though because it can swarm on you in a heartbeat.

Dec 23, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

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08 f150 4x4 on front end only one side is disengaging when in 2 wheel drive. The problem is when engaged into 4x4 wheel drive the front drive line spins and both sides engage but only the back wheels spin...

If I read this correctly ( which I might not have, bit early for me ), the front drive shaft will engage ( from the transfer case ) but the front wheels are not engaged ?

If so, sounds like either the vacuum from the IWE ( Integrated Wheel End ) is not being released, or the IWEs have had an issue with part vacuum ( damage vacuum lines ) and the IWE gear is rounded off.

If you pull the vacuum lines at the IWEs ( there are 2 lines, 1 is the vacuum line, the other is the vent tube that routes up into the engine compartment and is not attached to anything ), the front wheel should engage ( might need a 5 * turn to mesh the gears ). With the vacuum lines off, jack up the front axle ( take precautions, chock the rear wheels, parking brake, jack stands, etc ) see if the front wheels are engaged ( turning one wheel should turn the other ). The option is to do this after the truck has sat over night, and the vacuum has been released out of the vacuum reservoir.

If the wheels turn correctly ( engaged ) I would think the contact plates in the transfer case are not making contact. Good starting point for this is the connector on the side of the transfer case, some times this gets gummed up, and the pins do not make good contact. The contact plates in the transfer case are used for a few things, one of them is to signal the IWE solenoids to release vacuum to the IWEs.

Operationally vacuum holds the IWE ( Integrated Wheel Ends ) out, and once vacuum is removed the spring engages the IWE.

Here is a black diagram of the IWE vacuum system

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I have a 2000 z 71 all leds work replaced frt axel motor and wtched it work while out it goes in low range but still in 2 wheel drive like the frt end wont engage is there any thing eles i can look at ...

Check the transfer case. Put a jack under the rear axle and jack up the rear wheels. Have a helper put in 4 wheel and the trans in drive. Have him/her ease off the brake and see if the rear wheels spin. If they spin, 4x4 isn't working. If the truck tries to pull forward with the rear wheels up then it works. Now, if the rear wheels are spinning carefully look under the truck and see if the front driveshaft is spinning along with the rear driveshaft. If the front shaft is spinning then it is an axle problem. If the front shaft is not spinning then it is a transfer case problem. GM has a problem with the NP263 case.

Dec 12, 2010 | 1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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Front wheels will not spin

Jack it up all way away around and so all 4 wheels are off the ground and put in N ,now can you turn the back tail shaft and the wheels go round
Now put in 4WDrive can you turn the tailshaft on the front and if so do the front wheels turn,, if not then
Take out the front filler plug and see if the crownwheel turns when you turn the front D/Shaft.
If no then the teeth on the pinion have stripped
UNless you have a elect diff lock on front hubs.
If the F/ Crown wheel dont turn then drain the oil and check to see if you have metal in there. RON

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Steering all of a sudden starts, now forgive me, "goes back and forth, by itself..." when i came to a stop, full stop with foot on brake, the steering wheel "goes back and forth" by itself...seems to...

One of two things has happened. You have a damaged wheel / tire assy. One of the wheels is bent or the tire has a bubble. Or you have a warped brake rotor. Most likely it is a front rotor - but can be any one of the four. To ck for a bad tire wheel assy. Jack up the car each tire one at the time, and spin the tires looking for a out of round side to side motion. Also at the same time you can ck for a warped rotor by spining the wheels and have some one easy step on the brakes if you feel one spin free then lock up then spin free that is the bad rotor. 

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The CV joints are needed to transfer the torque at a constant speed to steered wheels as well as to accommodate up and down motions of the suspension.
You will find CV joints in all front-wheel drive cars. Many rear- and four-wheel drive cars and trucks have CV joints as well. The CV joint is packed with grease and protected by the rubber or plastic boot.
It does not require any maintenance and supposed to last very long provided that protective boot will not get damaged.

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