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>I have finally located the 'noise' under my 98 Exploder.
>After a year of questions here, checks with my friendly transmission shop
>(sadly now retired) and cash for nothing at my dealership...... I let it go
>till it was so bad, it became obvious what the issue is.
>Raise the car off the ground and rotate the front wheels, the noise is
>coming from the front of the Transfer Case. There is a solid looking
>UJ/spline slide assembly in line with the drive shaft. Its not a yoke, but
>solid. This looks like it might be the equivalent of auto-locking hubs, but
>on the shaft. Am I close?
>I took off the rock shield and tried to remove the front drive shaft. Haynes
>doesn't describe this model so I am unsure how to get it apart. I cannot get
>the shaft out. Do I have to drop the front diff? I hope not.
>Is the UJ/spline slide assembly at the front of the transfer case removable
>Any clues how to drop the front drive shaft.
>Its a Borg Warner TC, but no idea which number describes.
>All help appreciated.
You are looking at the constant velocity joint on the rear of the driveshaft
where it mounts to the transfer case.. The AWD transfer case is a Borg
Warner 4403 I think. Below are the instructions from the manual for pulling
the front driveshaft. The bolts that hold the driveshaft to the transfer
case are not supposed to be reused. The constant velocity joint cannot be
rebuilt, you gotta go buy a new driveshft. Get a good hex head socket (Sears?
)to remove the bolts - they are tuff to get out
Torque the transfer case side bolts to 22 ft lbs., and the differential side
bolts to 11 to 15 ft lbs. Ignore #1 and #3 since you are installing a new
1 .Index-mark the front axle pinion flange to the front driveshaft.
2. Remove the transfer case skid plate.
3. Index-mark the transfer case pinion flange to the front driveshaft.
4. Remove and discard the front driveshaft CV joint-to-transfer case bolts
5. Remove the front driveshaft-to-front axle bolts.
NOTE: Always disconnect the front driveshaft from the transfer case first.
Remove the front driveshaft.
NOTE: Install new front driveshaft CV joint-to-transfer case bolts and
washers and new front driveshaft-to-front axle bolts and straps. NOTE: Always
install the front driveshaft at the front axle first. Follow the removal
procedure in reverse order.
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