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Discussion in 'Offroad Projects' started by turboexplorer, March 7, 2012.

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    1. turboexplorer

      turboexplorer Elite Explorer

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      So still have the issue. Reset the rear gears again just to double check. No luck. May end up going back to a normal driveline so the rotating weight is reduced. Current driveline is 27lbs. :eek:

      So still working on it. Need it running by winter want to get it buried in some deep snow. Want to use the winch!
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      Looks sad, hasn't gone 100miles since February.
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    3. gmanpaint

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      Man, what a bummer. :(

      If the stock driveline doesn't remove the vibrations, the only other thing I can think of is your transmission having a pulsing pressure issue. Something might be blocked, or failed in the fluid path. It could just be a complete coincidence it happened at the same time you bent the driveshaft. :dunno:
       
    4. turboexplorer

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      True, hoping that isn't it seeing as how I could have had a new trans for what I have put into chasing the issue though. :(

      A great picture to pass the time........................................................
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    5. turboexplorer

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      Well no good news to report but I have taken it out. And even pulled a trailer with it. Was only 75miles round trip but was farther than it has been since February. Did great no issues at all as long as you keep it 55mph or under. :(

      Did a few full throttle pulls with the trailer to get in some exercise. Sadly the point was to try and find anything new with the added weight of gear and full family and tongue weight of the trailer as well as the effort it takes to pull it etc etc. But nothing new to report in 75 miles going up a narrow winding canyon to back down with trans geared down etc still didn't find anything new or new thoughts on what the issue could be. :(


      But here is some pictures from that weekend.
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      Besides the vibration issues. Your truck is really sharp looking for 17yr old vehicle. Better looking than most current vehicles.
       
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      Glad you got it out for some family fun. :thumbsup:

      I just had a vibration issue, and it turned out to be one bad cap on the rear ujoint.
       
    8. BKennedy

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      I was reading in another forum and someone posted that vibration in the drive line can be caused by not having the U-joints front and rear lined-up. I guess the crosses need to be lined up in the drive shaft. I never heard of that before and now I have to go look at mine.
       
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      Yes it will if the two on the same shaft are out of phase with each other. UsuAlly happens when someone pver extends a shaft and pull the splines apart then puts them back together. On turbos, I am sure tom woods built them in phase with each other.
       
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      Thanks I really appreciate it! Spend extra time and money to keep it really cleanly built.
       
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      Have 2 complete drive shafts and both have all 3 joints new. No change in any of it. :(

      Yes just like [MENTION=130491]Kirby[/MENTION] N said below, they need to be in phase with each other and that has been checked and both drive shafts are good. Most have issues when someone with a drive shaft that has a slip spline in the middle (like my front shaft or front and rear of my brothers 91) get pulled apart. They MUST go back together on the same spline they slid apart on, if not it will be out of phase and vibrate.

      Yup Tom Woods did it correctly but vibration is still there.
       
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      I have taken it out here and there and driven around a little, still unable to locate it. I took it out last Sunday and beat on it fairly hard, did some full throttle pulls from a stop to 70mph. Figure at this point I need something to let go so I know what it is. :rolleyes:

      I have been super focused on work and working towards a promotion so that has taken almost all of my time the last 2 months. This last week my work flew me to CO to interview for the position and it went really well so that is all over now.

      Look forward to looking into the issue again, want it ready for when the snow fly's. My goal this winter is to have a picture with the 37's fully buried. Wicked stuck!!! :D
       
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      Do you have a wicked stuck picture yet? :)
       
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      I noticed when you were building your shock hoops that you removed the coolant and washer fluid reservoirs. Did you replace them with something else? Also, the ABS unit is gone. Anything tricky needed to remove that and keep the vehicle happy?
       
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      Does pulling the ABS light out count as happy? That's what I did on my first gen explorer. :D
       
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      Haha, well I currently don't have the front ABS sensors on my truck (modified lift spindles won't allow for them) so the ABS light is on without any other effects. But I'm curious if removing the whole unit creates any further issues.
       
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      [MENTION=698]Dignan[/MENTION] No but I have been out in the snow I should get those pictures posted shouldn't I :rolleyes: I'll get some posted from last week taking it out with [MENTION=137709]sector9[/MENTION].

      [MENTION=61940]mounty71[/MENTION] I did move the factory coolant overflow bottle, I am still using the factory one and it is located between the fender and the shook hoop still on the right side of the truck. I ended up using a rubber sealed tupperware for the washer bottle, cut a correct sized hole put in the factory rubber grommet and pump. Its smaller than it should be but it works.

      On the factory ABS unit I disassembled it. I removed the pump and servo section from the control section. The black control section is still hooked up in the truck. It is needed to have a speedometer reading and several other things that go through there. So no other affects besides of course ABS codes for no front wheel speed sensor inputs. Can't do anything about that so the dash light has been removed.
       
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      So last weekend me and [MENTION=137709]sector9[/MENTION] headed out west in the trucks. We went about 60 miles west from our homes and it really turned out to be a great drive with the families. We found some cool things that we stopped and played at for awhile as we where just out for a drive in search of some snowy roads. Also is the deepest snow either of us have had our trucks in and pleased that they just walked right through it like it was nothing. Was a lot of fun and just want it to really snow again.

      Still only went about 55mph the whole way since the vibration is still there but was great to get the truck out. Always forget how much I love driving it. May need to spend some refocused time trying to correct the issue as soon as it climbs back into the 40's or so and isn't so dang wet and cold.

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      Found this and thought hey that looks like fun to climb! Steel was in good shape but the wood was not, sure looks cool though.
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      The girls and kids all giving us a wave.
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      Snow was very bright and my 2 little ones had a hard time opening their eyes but still a good picture.
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      Heading very west!
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      And then the snow gets deeper........
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      Deep enough to fill my grill with snow. Both me and sector9 left with snow packed grills :)
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      Nice and deep!
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      Heading back, was fun to just fly at 55mph on the snow packed roads.
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      Final picture is one of my favorites.
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      Man that looks like a lot of fun in the snow. I have a lot of work to do on my explorer, but you are definitely motivating me to get on it.
       
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      Hey everybody its sure been awhile hasn't it?

      I have some great news! At least from what I could tell yesterday my truck is finally able to go at least 70mph again!!!!!!

      There is a little bit of a story for how I ended up there and still not 100% sure what I want to do moving forward but it is now usable.

      Who is ready for some more awesome truck projects?
       
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      It wasn't the leaf spring bushings was it?

      Are you joining us in Moab next month? I think you should! :)
       

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