I had to pull the rear driveshaft out of my 89 trooper to get it worked
on. Then, to mvoe it from the driveway to the garage, I put it in 4-HI,
locked the front hubs, and drove it normally. So, here's my question:
Any reason why this wouldn't work permanently? Not that I want to do it,
but the drivetrain on the 89s is completely mechanical, and mine has
manual hubs to boot.
I understand that I'd have to make sure dirt didn't get into the rear
differential and all that. The front half of the driveshaft is still in,
so the seal against the tranny is good.
o__ | May your trails be dim, lonesome, stony, narrow, winding and
,>/'_ | only slightly uphill. May the wind bring rain for the slickrock
I read of a guy that shattered a U-joint while 4 wheeling and drove
home from Moab with just the front wheels. He removed one of the drive
shafts, leaving the yoke in place to seal the tranny (or differential,
as case may be).
I recall he commented that it torque steered like mad... hard to keep
it pointed straight at highway speeds. It was not designed for
driving this way, so it is not compensated in design or steering
On Sun, 04 Apr 2004 17:11:00 -0400, Kamus of Kadizhar
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