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Old September 24th, 2013, 08:11 PM   #1
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Default LP D30 Slop in the pinion yoke?

I've got some up and down slop in the yoke, haven't measured it but probably +-.040"

is this normal? or should i be looking into swapping to a HP30 already?
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Old September 24th, 2013, 08:19 PM   #2
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not normal
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How long has it been like that? Have you tried tightening the nut?
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Old September 24th, 2013, 08:28 PM   #4
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How long has it been like that? Have you tried tightening the nut?
no idea how long its been like this, after i lifted it the drive shaft is at more of an angle and is now moving it up and down when it moves, it didn't before i lifted it because it was at less of an angle, who knows how long its been sloppy. it was getting dark and i didn't have time to tighten it, i'll do it tomorrow.
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Old September 24th, 2013, 08:30 PM   #5
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not normal
x2. Shouldn't be any side to side movement. Can kill gears that way. Do check the pinion nut. A tight driveshaft joint helping it
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Old September 24th, 2013, 10:01 PM   #6
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Its broke..... buy a kit and make it not broke.
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Old September 25th, 2013, 02:03 PM   #7
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Its broke..... buy a kit and make it not broke.
A kit?

If it needs work I've got a line on a hp30 compete rotor to rotor for $75
would rather swap a hp then fix a lp
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Most likely if it's been like that for quite a while the gears and pinion bearings have some damage.
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Most likely if it's been like that for quite a while the gears and pinion bearings have some damage.
Its a great excuse to upgrade to a high pinion
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A kit?

If it needs work I've got a line on a hp30 compete rotor to rotor for $75
would rather swap a hp then fix a lp
Perfect!
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I ran a D35 sloppy like that for a while. I replaced the pinion bearings, but the gears were worn so bad it still whined constantly. I figured a ZJ running on 5 cylinders and no 4x4 wasn't worth a set of gears. Traded it in on my Caddy.

Anyways... buy the HP and scrap the other one.
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Old September 26th, 2013, 07:53 AM   #12
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Fozy lock it and hook the vaccum disco so that its manually controlled... polocks selectable!
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Vac disco ended in 91 on xjs
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