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Old 05-11-2010, 03:36 PM
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Good news & bad news on the J-10

Well, the good part is, I have a fresh Weber carb installed along with the Davis HEI.

Bad. The pinion bearings in my rear axle are completely shot. Now that the truck's running smooth and quiet you can hear them rattling like a box full of marbles.

Larry and Flint's mis-haps are still very fresh in my mind.

I don't want Bill driving this truck home. Wish me luck in convincing him not to.

I just had to jump back into the fire didn't I.....
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Old 05-11-2010, 04:07 PM
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Old 05-11-2010, 04:26 PM
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That sucks, but it is fixable. I know you've got a good 4x4 shop close at hand, and I know it won't be a cheap fix. But it IS fixable.

I had to have the rear axle done on my WT. $550 at Mid-Cities in Grand Prairie. Never had an issue after that.
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Old 05-11-2010, 06:04 PM
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Hey

Janie,
You know what ratio it is? The Cherk has all that in it I drove it it seems good. I can check when I get back from Chi town. I would assume the truck is lower geared. The 83 cherk has the WT front & rear Amc 20 rear & 44 front. What kind of TC does it have in it? If your going to do a lot of highway driving it may be worth a thought. If I had to guess I would think it had from 3:31 to a 3:56 somewhere.
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Old 05-12-2010, 07:39 AM
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Rick, I appreciate the offer, but the rear axle from a WT Cherk won't work in the J trucks.

Lindel, it's getting more expensive with each passing day....

Truck is in good hands. Bill dropped it off with our local 4x4 shop. There Jeepers as well and thank goodness, we get a discount.
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Old 05-12-2010, 08:24 AM
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You know Janie until this post I don't think I knew that the W/T cherks had a narrower rear than the J trucks do...or if I did I'd forgotten...I've swapped front axles but I guess not rears....so I guess you have to reposition the perches to do the swap?

Sorry it's turning out to be a bigger project than you expected girl...sometimes these old rigs surprise us by how easy they get back on the road...and sometimes the surprise is in the other direction...
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Old 05-12-2010, 08:28 AM
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well at least you heard it and can head it off before it fails.
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Old 05-12-2010, 08:38 AM
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well at least you heard it and can head it off before it fails.

So what does it sound like and how do you know what it is?
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Old 05-12-2010, 09:03 AM
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So what does it sound like and how do you know what it is?


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Bad. The pinion bearings in my rear axle are completely shot. Now that the truck's running smooth and quiet you can hear them rattling like a box full of marbles.

Umm she said it better than I could.
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Old 05-12-2010, 11:45 AM
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Umm she said it better than I could.

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Old 05-12-2010, 12:12 PM
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what's the gear ratio? i have a J axle here.
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Old 05-12-2010, 12:51 PM
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How hard are pinion bearings to change?
A new axle would be a LOT cheaper than $550
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Old 05-12-2010, 01:40 PM
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i have a J axle here.


You goofy cheesehead. The last time I climbed into the back of one of your 18 wheeler's I nearly froze. Had no idea refer rigs had an ambiant air temp of -5

Seriously, Mike I do appreciate the offer, but the shop has already started tearing into my rear axle. It's bad. Apparently the truck sat in water at one point.

Diff fluid was really milky. Everything rusted and pitted badly.

Parts ordered. I should have the truck back next Tuesday. I'm getting out for way less than $550.00.

I love discounts. That's about the only thing I'm lovin right now. Thinking I'm seriously messed up in the head for owning one of these....
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Old 05-12-2010, 01:47 PM
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Thinking I'm seriously messed up in the head for owning one of these....

Like anyone here is going to disagree with that statement...

You're preaching to the choir dear.
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Old 05-12-2010, 01:47 PM
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ah,ok.

i'll be doing the same with this GW. same deal. sat with water in the diff. it howls,the trac-loc pops,everything pitted...........lemme know the final bill on yours so i have something to go off.
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Old 05-12-2010, 01:49 PM
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You're getting an outstanding deal then. Good for you!
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Old 05-12-2010, 01:53 PM
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I'm seriously messed up in the head for owning one of these....

I blame the Reefer.
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Old 05-12-2010, 02:30 PM
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Janie - But at least you don't have a wallered out QT to rebuild. You are still ahead. Have you drained the tranny and tcase yet?
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Old 05-12-2010, 04:08 PM
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I blame the Reefer.





Thank you. I needed a good laugh. I am kinda bummed over this axle, but this isn't my 1st rodeo either. After 10 years I've learned to expect the unexpected.

Flint, the trans has been drained. New filter, gasket and pan installed. The fluid was perfect, so that was good.

I haven't touched the t-case yet.

These rigs are like radiation. Once your exposed there's no getting out.
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Old 05-13-2010, 07:22 AM
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well at least you heard it and can head it off before it fails.

Amen. Nothing worse than bad parts causing damage. $$$
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