Inspect your MV's....

fpchief

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Been doing a few things to this M1097A2 since recovery....water pump, ps pump, and a few other things along the way. Today was my first chance at getting under it and doing a good stem to stern inspection of the underside. Besides a cracked dust boot, all is really good then I came to the mid truck u-joint. It was held in place with just one nut on each strap. And both of those nuts were loose. It had been driven on the land a little, thankfully nothing on the road or at speed.
 

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Also found that I have no CDR...I know the fording one was smashed but I kinda thought they would have installed a regular one. Does it really matter if I have one or not?
 

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Systematic mediation under the Humv with the Pelotron creeper. Start with flashlight in hand moving slowly left to right, front to back. Where I shine it... it gets checked and a mental note of what it does, why it's there (or not) then move a little. Do it again. 1-2-3 and 1-2-3 Doesn't look right or just dirty? Gets an up close hands / wrench check and wipe down.

Any clink, clunk, donk, bang, boop, dink, buzz, whoop - whoop going down the road... Check RIGHT NOW.

Make for a good investment workout, CAMO
 
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twisted60

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Have a look at your positive battery cable connects and where it goes thru from battery box to inside of frame. Mine was finger tight just waiting to short.


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This is the result of never lubing the U-joints. Only 1 journal had about half the number of bearings in it and the other 3 were metal to metal. Total lack of PCMS on my part!

Bad U-joint 1.jpgBad U-joint 3.jpg
 

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Reference post 6: throw a driveshaft out of a M35 is a character building experience. The flaying shaft will clean of the chassis in a twinkle: brake lines, electric wires, all gone. ASnd if it is a rear shaft, no handbrake either.
 
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