Gots crunchy magnetic stuff in my rear end

Discussion in 'Got gears?' started by Briz, Jul 9, 2017.

  1. BrianTrick

    BrianTrick Brian Trick

    I remember doing it that way,but in the recent years,I take the bare housing to the local machinist and have it hot-tanked. It gets everything out,leaving it clean,like fresh cast. You obviously need it out of the car,and completely disassembled though.
     
  2. monzaz

    monzaz Jim

    Well try eveyday smelling like gear lube....My Wife just LOVES IT... :) Jim
     
  3. HotRodRivi

    HotRodRivi Tomahawks sighted overseas

    Did you've pinion bearing check? If it don't stick to yr magnet it's clutch, you should have a magnet on the cover or bottom of housing. Our type of axle bearing are ball roller not timpkin. Up n down on an axel is race wear , not good , will only get increasingly worse. I would look at the vulcnized rubber part of front end of shaft. Bound to be bad. I had mine removed with bigger tube upfront and shortened for the 700r4 swap
     
  4. Briz

    Briz Platinum Level Contributor

    I've come to the conclusion it was rust. why it was in the R tube and nowhere else is beyond me. There was 2 spots on the R axle that had rust corrosion showing. Its all put together after checking everything out and finding 0 problems. Now its onto the drive shaft and carrier bearing.
     
  5. BrianTrick

    BrianTrick Brian Trick

    Is the vent tube on that side?
     
  6. HotRodRivi

    HotRodRivi Tomahawks sighted overseas

    A drive shaft with 5 Ujoynts, 2 CV joints, a center support bearing
     
  7. Briz

    Briz Platinum Level Contributor

    Brian, I do not believe it has any sort of vent. I've had that rear in and out, spent hours under the car and have not seen one.
     
  8. BrianTrick

    BrianTrick Brian Trick

    It might be in the pumpkin itself,like the Chevy rears. There will be one somewhere. I have seen where there has been rust or signs of moisture on the side where the vent is. That is why I asked.
     
  9. monzaz

    monzaz Jim

    If it is a Factory rear...IT HAS A VENT - Most gm older models will be in the axle tube passenger side... Newer GM will be in the passenger side casting above the second casting wing support just over where the axle tube is pressed in where it will start to arch into the center cavity casting. 4 link Chevy will be just under the passenger upper control arm mount.
    Some times the vent is sheared off later models were only plastic vents and easily mangled and destroyed leaving only a stub that will get filled with grease and debris from years of road grim. etc.
    Jim
    J D Race
     
  10. Briz

    Briz Platinum Level Contributor

    Got another complete housing and axles stored. Have to check that out and see if I can find it.
     
  11. HotRodRivi

    HotRodRivi Tomahawks sighted overseas

    Its on the driver side tube next to the carrier housing directly infront of the brake line bracket Briz. Pretty much hidden from view.
     
  12. HotRodRivi

    HotRodRivi Tomahawks sighted overseas

    But your stuff was on the rite side. Still a mystery. It has to be from your whele bearing, but if that aint it did you save a sample for DNA testing. That might be the only way to tell.
     
  13. monzaz

    monzaz Jim

    What rear end are you working with again? Year make model car?
     

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