On 23 Nov 2005 10:55:37 -0800, "jna2kgt" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Ahhh, thanks! So your saying this would happen. :)
Pretty much.. I had a transfer case on a 4Runner let go at about 60
mph. No, I wasn't in 4WD and the front hubs weren't locked. Output
bearing failed, turned red-hot, melted and then seized. Peeled the
back of the xfer case off, dropping the front yoke of the driveshaft
onto the pavement.
The rear of the truck jumped (according to the guy driving behind me)
about 4' in the air and the driveshaft disintegrated and flung chunks
of metal all over the place. Biggest piece I found was the front yoke
and about 3" of shaft twisted into a cone off the back of that.
Transfer case oil caught fire and luckily I had a water bottle with me
to put it out. Destroyed the ring gear in the rear diff as well.