Can Any One Tell Me what is Wrong With This?

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Old 03-31-03, 04:41 AM
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Can Any One Tell Me what is Wrong With This?

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I got a "new" 67 Bronco last night, I had to try it out. I was climbing a rocky hill that was alittle wet, i got about half way up and heard a POP, no drama, just a POP, I continued to climb the hill when I got to the stop a discovered the busted axel and yoke.
 
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Old 03-31-03, 06:03 AM
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Was the axle in correctly? Is it the right one? It may have been stressed from age, that would be my guess from the photo you show.
 
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Old 03-31-03, 11:38 AM
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Is it lifted? Maybe it wasn't in the shaft far enough??
 
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Old 03-31-03, 01:19 PM
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Put 1 ton axles on there and never worry about that again.

Went rock crawling in Houston and a guy snapped an axle on his Blazer. He had 6 lug set up I guess 3/4 ton. Most of the guys rock crawling use 1 ton Dana's w/big blocks.
 
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Old 03-31-03, 03:30 PM
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Just old

Looks to me like the axle is just old and is suffering from a case of metal fatigue.You can only stess a old part so much before it gives.
Upgrade time.
 
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Old 03-31-03, 04:52 PM
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Am inclined to agree with plain old metal fatigue/stress at that particular spot.
 
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Old 03-31-03, 05:08 PM
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I agree, put stronger axles in. Those look awfully thin for any kind of serious use. I just took the axles out of my 5.0 mustang, and here is what I found---Look at the "groove"

While you are in there, replace your wheel bearing, easy work for big troubles later

 
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Old 03-31-03, 08:23 PM
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It was metal fatigue; I just thought you would get a kick out of my carnage. Right now it just has 2 lift springs and 32x10.5. The axels are DANA 44 with 27 Spine Shafts. This is not going to see a lot of hard core use so I opted to skip the DANA 60 (1-Ton) axles. I decided to stay with the DANA 44 because they are lighter and I only plan on running 35 tires. I have a custom rock buggy (not street legal) for serious duty. I ordered about 2000$ worth of parts today for the bronco, New 4.53 Ring and Pinions, 33 Spine Axel Shafts, New Hubs and Stub Shafts, Detroit Lockers, CTM U-Joints plus assorted bearings and other stuff..
 
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Old 04-01-03, 12:37 PM
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I have a '71 Bronco. We've not broken an axle yet, but everywhere I look for parts there are axles for sale. Seems to be a common problem on these old trucks.
Have fun with it!!!
 
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Old 04-01-03, 03:14 PM
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This is my second one, everysense I sold my last one I wanted it back.
 
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Old 04-01-03, 03:43 PM
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I'd bet that the tire on that corner left the ground and broke the axle when it landed.
 
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Old 04-01-03, 08:31 PM
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I thought so to, because it not no have the rippling around the shaft that you will see when one gets twisted off. Oh well, I planed on upgrading any way, just not this fast.
 
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