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Offline Fourxbob

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'84 k1500 4wd
« on: January 15, 2017, 07:29:56 AM »
Would worn rear leaf springs cause the front drive shaft to rub on the crossmember?

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84 k1500 4wd front driveshaft
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2017, 07:56:45 AM »
Ive recently replaced all ujoints and carrier bearing and noticed the front driveshaft slightly rubs the crossmember. Could that be due to worn rear leaf springs and the 2" block being removed from the rear as well? Planning on getting nee springs and reinstalling the blocks and wondering if that would fix the problem with the front shaft

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Re: 84 k1500 4wd front driveshaft
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2017, 08:31:53 AM »
check your trans mount
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Re: '84 k1500 4wd
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2017, 06:14:32 AM »
Trans and/or engine mounts. If the mount looks good, it is possible they used the wrong mount/crossmember for the transmission.


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Re: '84 k1500 4wd
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2017, 05:27:04 AM »
Trans and/or engine mounts. If the mount looks good, it is possible they used the wrong mount/crossmember for the transmission.


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I'll be sure to check those when I climb back under it to try to fix my tranny leak. Hopefully its just loose bolts where it bolts to transfer case again. Then again , that could be my problem all together couldnt it?

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Re: '84 k1500 4wd
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2017, 03:30:30 PM »
Trans and/or engine mounts. If the mount looks good, it is possible they used the wrong mount/crossmember for the transmission.


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I'll be sure to check those when I climb back under it to try to fix my tranny leak. Hopefully its just loose bolts where it bolts to transfer case again. Then again , that could be my problem all together couldnt it?

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Man.... Im about to give up. This thing needs a complete teardown and rebuild. Lol. Should've sold it when i had the chance.
Tranny mount is bad too.

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Re: '84 k1500 4wd
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2017, 04:44:15 PM »
we've all been there. its something to take a step back and say "ive rebuilt this thing"
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« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2017, 04:44:39 PM »
Well if it's not enjoyable and becomes chore take a break if u can.
It will be worth it in the end.

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Re: '84 k1500 4wd
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2017, 05:20:39 PM »
My truck turned into a two year restore. Well worth it I think, parts that would have been replaced are replaced, so at the very least it should give many trouble free miles


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Re: '84 k1500 4wd
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2017, 01:45:49 PM »
Checking on prices for the mounts I  need. Of course the ones i need are $60. The others are only $10 a piece. These old ones are falling apart and soft enough to wash a new born.
Big piece of one of them in center.

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Re: '84 k1500 4wd
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2017, 02:04:05 PM »
You probably know already, but the effects of a new rubber mount will be fleeting if the oil leak isn't corrected.
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Re: '84 k1500 4wd
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2017, 08:13:09 PM »
Yeah. With all the mud caked on it i was losing extreme amounts of tranny fluid and could never find the leak. But its been taken care of. I had some loose bolts. And when I parked it 7 years ago i was having trouble from a mud dobber nesting in the pressure release on top of the transmission

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Re: '84 k1500 4wd
« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2017, 11:20:26 AM »
Yeah. With all the mud caked on it i was losing extreme amounts of tranny fluid and could never find the leak. But its been taken care of. I had some loose bolts. And when I parked it 7 years ago i was having trouble from a mud dobber nesting in the pressure release on top of the transmission

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Re: '84 k1500 4wd
« Reply #13 on: July 27, 2017, 01:51:31 PM »
i use these things on all the breathers. theyre like $1

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Re: '84 k1500 4wd
« Reply #14 on: September 13, 2017, 05:17:28 AM »
Centering yoke or CV joint on front driveshaft was worn. Replaced it and now the seal on the front output shaft us leaking on the transfer case. So is the seal on the front differential. Fix one leak and fund another($$$)

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