Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Eastern Arkansas
Liked: 3237 times
Finally tore into this Saturday afternoon. Jacked up the right rear wheel (the one that still pulled) and had a kid sit on the bike and give it gas. Right wheel/CV (in the air) spun, left (on the ground) did not at all.
Crap, that means bad ring gear.
Pulled it out of the way, tore into it.
Both rear CV's were rusted in place. Finally got them out, and both have sharktoothed splines on them where they went into the diff. Double crap.
Left hub/bearing were ok. Right is stuck on the end of the CV and the bearing had all kinds of play.
PSN had a sale going this weekend, so I ordered a couple of used CV, and a used right rear knuckle. Used hubs aren't going much cheaper than new, so if I get the right hub off the axle and it's bad I'll just order a new hub when I order a new ring gear and seals.
Interestingly enough, diff fluid is clean and there doesn't seem to be any play in the bearings. The CV cups on the IRS rear diff aren't open to the diff on the inside, so I think once I put a new ring gear and seals in (with LOTS of grease on the splines this time) that should be all I have to do.
Still going to run me about $250-300 in parts to get it going again. Going to have to wait till pay day to get the ring gear and hub (if needed) ordered.