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Old June 23rd, 2014, 08:19 PM   #1
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came back from a wheeling trip noticed rear 3rd was leaking a lil bit on trailer. thought no big deal thing always shows a drop or to. parked buggy in the shop went out of town came back to all the diff fluid on the ground. thought i pulled the lower studs out again till i crawled under it and saw the crack. I don't remember hitting anything or feel anything hit the housing. didn't know if any one has seen this before or if its common on the yotas. just gonna fire up the tig welder and fix it just wanted some input or other peoples experiences



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Old June 24th, 2014, 06:51 AM   #2
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It's not surprising....the housings are not exactly stout. My fear with welding it would become this: Is it going to just continue to crack right where the weld stops next trip out?
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Ya i was thinking grinding the crack out weld it then plate the bottom with some 11gauge steel to try and help it. Makes me wonder if i need to go to a fabricated housing?
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I would think the typical crack repair methods plus plating should be fine.

Drill out each end of the crack, grind out all the crack between the drill holes, weld it up. Then plating the bottom for strength.
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Think ive had this rear end apart more times than i can count. Build it break it repeat
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