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How screwed am I, mechanic test drove awd SS no front shaft


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#1 SmalltownSS

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 12:21 PM

I had my mechanic install my built transmission for me, and they lost one of the front u joint needle bearing and decided to just omit the driveshaft for the test drive. They brought it up o highway speed and made sure it shifted trough all the gears. Would this be enough to smoke the viscous coupling in the transfer case? I have done a load of reading about pulling the shaft for burn outs and 2x4 dynos.... And they all say it's catastrophic. Has anyone been through this? What symptoms should a guy look for?
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#2 Downeast Johnny

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 03:43 PM

It's definitely a NO NO.  Is the dumbass mech on notice that he may owe you a T-case?

 

Have you put it back together correctly and test driven it?


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#3 1BAD2K

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Posted 22 April 2017 - 09:28 PM

More than likely they humped the viscous coupler. I have the tool to check it for sale. The only other thing you would need is a torque wrench. That's the only way to know for sure is to check it.

Edited by 1BAD2K, 24 April 2017 - 02:04 AM.

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Posted 23 April 2017 - 10:31 PM

Very bad! 9/10 the viscous coupler is wasted. Would take it to another shop and have them inspect it. Had a buddy of mine do the samething. He drove it less than a mile. Ended up costing him some bucks for the customer.
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