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Old February 23rd, 2014, 03:26 PM   #1
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Has anybody here ever used detroit axle products before ( I think they were formerly dearborn axle)
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Old February 24th, 2014, 04:37 PM   #2
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they are cheap, but you get what you pay for
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Old February 24th, 2014, 04:38 PM   #3
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Yup, use em on regular vehicles. Purchase them on e-bay. Probably china made, but almost all are today...
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Old February 24th, 2014, 05:29 PM   #4
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yeah I kinda figured they were cheapos but need something just to get me by for awhile and to see if that is in fact my vibration ive been trying to find figure if it isnt then not out like a zillion dollars . What kinda life span do they have?
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We need a better description of what your vibration is.
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Old February 24th, 2014, 10:28 PM   #6
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the problem is I got the hole in the floor board fixed and either because of the hole i never noticed it or it started shortly after but it seems like it started out as whine at about 65-70 and then started to vibrate thought it was coming from the front but got some advice that it might be my rear end so I pulled the diff cover and noticed some gold sparkle to the fluid and the spiders and the center pin was loose and couldn't be tightened so I figured this must be it and it was one of those weird traveling vibrations so I got another rear end guess I am not that lucky its a jeep it did settle down some but its still there any way it sounds and feels like gears meshing together not grinding but just turning and when I jack it up and turn the front driver side wheel it feels and sounds like the gears are turning but it isnt locked in and none of the gears are turning . But the trans main bearing could also be the prob or the alignment although that seems like a long shot , and I already checked all the u joints too there good
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Old February 27th, 2014, 06:03 PM   #7
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yeah I kinda figured they were cheapos but need something just to get me by for awhile and to see if that is in fact my vibration ive been trying to find figure if it isnt then not out like a zillion dollars . What kinda life span do they have?
i have them on a couple customers cars at 16 months here
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thanks for the info
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Old March 3rd, 2014, 11:48 AM   #9
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Just an FYI on high speed vibration: I chased a problem for over a month that was on the rear. While I had the Jeep in the air I rotated the tires. Problem went to the front at a different speed range. Turned out to be a stress fracture in a rim (steel rim at weld). The vibration, while it seemed minor, was enough that I had outer bearing damage.
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I rotated the tires but didnt seem to change the vibration all though as time passes it does seem to get worse as soon as i get a chance to change the bearings I will Its just too dam cold right now
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Before I would replace the bearings, I would do a little more investigating. About 80% of single wheel vibrations are normal wear that is corrected with a good spin balance. Another 15% can be resolved with an alignment. 4% are problems that take a bit of time to figure out, and the remaining 1% can be attributed to the fact that it is a Jeep, and it's just trying to tell you that it would rather be on dirt than cruising down the road at 70. However, I would overhaul the front axle, including repacking the bearings and adjusting the retainer nut. Not only does it rule that out, if you had a hole in the floorboard, my guess is these have been neglected.
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Old March 6th, 2014, 07:11 PM   #12
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yeah it was real neglected the guy i got it from was a nice enough guy but i think he took the whole its a jeep thing a little too far . Not sure but I suspect he was one for hitting it a little too hard and not really knowing what you can and cant do or at least what to think about when you go off road , you know like hey i hit that drop off a little too hard and then uh oh the back shock mount broke . I still have not figured out how he crinkled the leaf spring like he did oh well as soon as it gets a bit warmer ill start messing with it
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