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Author Topic:   Ford puck or center section problems
leftturn73
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Total posts: 199
posted October 17, 2004 10:28 AM  
Had a first this weekend, please help if you have information. I had two center sections have the pinion bend. The yoke nut was still on and in place. Did not damage the drive shaft or u-joint. One center had a standard crush sleve the other a solid. Wear pattern showed fine on both sections before I installed. I have built my own centers for a couple years and never had this problem. Almost like the sleves between the pinion bearings were not set correctly???????? I just build them so I'm thinking I did something wrong
Any help would be appreciated.

Kromulous
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posted October 18, 2004 08:23 AM  
Are you sure the drive shaft isnt bottoming out in the tranny?

We had this happen at the first of the year, we didnt allow enough driveshaft travel in and out of the trans for the suspension travel. Suspension compressed drove the driveshaft in the tranny and bent the shaft and the pinion in the 3rd member, and didnt break the tranny if you can believe that, a glide no less.

leftturn73
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posted October 18, 2004 11:49 AM  
I do not think it was bottoming out I had this happen once and I could feel it bottom out. I will check any way. I just went to my local speed shop and there opinion was that the because this was a 1/2 mile very fast track that the fluid moved from the center section to the right tube. I did not have a inner tube seal to prevent this. I have run other 1/2 mile fast tracks and never had this issue. I will look at the drive shaft in / out movement. Any other thoughts.

Kromulous
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Total posts: 796
posted October 18, 2004 01:42 PM  
The only other thing i could think of would be if the rear end is over rotating from the lift bar / pull-bar spring force being to light (resistance) allowing to much movement.

You would think it would of broke the u-joints if the rear end was indexing or rotating that much, but i guess its possable.

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