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So my Jeep was up on the lift today..... I spun my back tire a little playing with it and the driveshaft didn't look quite right. Grabbed the driveshaft then looked at the the rear end. WTF?!?!?! I grabbed a Driveshaft bolt and unscrewed It with my fingers!! Then the next one, and the NEXT ONE!! The last one was right. 3 out of 4 driveshaft bolts were finger tight. We haven't had the DS out since we did my tranny in January. Threads were good.

So.... I'm telling you guys, whenever it's up on a lift, just take a second and double check them please. I'm am incredibly particular about maintenance on my Jeep. Just sayin' guys..... keep an eye on them. And to think I was running 85-90mph heading the the shop 20mins before!!:eek:
 

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Are they a torque to yield one time use bolt? Maybe the cause for them loosening up? Maybe a little loctite thread locker is in order?


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Damn that could have been a disaster...good thing you like anal...I mean are anal about maintenance stuff :D
 
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So my Jeep was up on the lift today..... I spun my back tire a little playing with it and the driveshaft didn't look quite right. Grabbed the driveshaft then looked at the the rear end. WTF?!?!?! I grabbed a Driveshaft bolt and unscrewed It with my fingers!! Then the next one, and the NEXT ONE!! The last one was right. 3 out of 4 driveshaft bolts were finger tight. We haven't had the DS out since we did my tranny in January. Threads were good.

So.... I'm telling you guys, whenever it's up on a lift, just take a second and double check them please. I'm am incredibly particular about maintenance on my Jeep. Just sayin' guys..... keep an eye on them. And to think I was running 85-90mph heading the the shop 20mins before!!:eek:
Good that you took the time to look around at even the smallest of areas. So since were on the subject why dont you take a peak under my truck when you get a chance ;)
 

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All my drive-line fasteners have blue loctite and paint marked. Its hard to see in this photo, but you can see it if you look. With the paint marks its easy to see if anything is getting loose.

Here is a bad shot of the front driveshaft.

 

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All my drive-line fasteners have blue loctite and paint marked. Its hard to see in this photo, but you can see it if you look. With the paint marks its easy to see if anything is getting loose.

Here is a bad shot of the front driveshaft.


in my line of work we call that torque stripe good idea for sure!
 

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All my drive-line fasteners have blue loctite and paint marked. Its hard to see in this photo, but you can see it if you look. With the paint marks its easy to see if anything is getting loose.

Here is a bad shot of the front driveshaft.

I did the same thing after I changed all my suspension parts and dropped my WK1. Made sure to torque to spec, a little loctite and some paint marks. Every few thousand miles I'd take a peak and make sure nothing was coming loose.


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