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Left front 4X4 axle shaft won't rotate.

Discussion in 'Stock 1991 - 1994 Explorers' started by 1993Saturn, July 24, 2011.

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    1. 1993Saturn

      1993Saturn Member

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      I have my '94 on stands with the front tires, auto hubs and driveshaft removed. I turn the front differential yoke by hand and only the right axle shaft turns. The left one can appear to turn, but hand pressure stops it.
      Is this normal?
       
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      If you then block the right side, the left side should turn. Unless I am missing a point, this is just the behavior of an open differential. For both axles to turn forcefully, you would need a limited slip/locker type differential.
       
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      Yes, that's normal. As said above, it's just how an open differential operates.
       
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      I stuck on rt. hub and tire, with none on the left. The weight of the tire alone made the rotation switch to the left. That's a relief!
      Now, your '66 reminds me of my dad's '64-1/2 white convertible with all the pony and trimmings. So, if I could test drive for a couple of years, one certain candy apple red '66 sitting in PA...
      :D
       
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      Keep dreamin!!!:p:
       

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