- Dec 19, 2013
- Fort Worth, Texas
Customer calls this morning......I've known the guy for several years & he's usually cool as a cucumber, But was really shaken' up over this incident! He was repoing a 2018 Ford F350 with his 2012 Dodge 3500 equipped with a Jerr Dan wheel lift. The Ford was parked about 300 feet from the road behind a house. Had to access the truck from an adjacent empty lot because the deadbeat was blocking the driveway with other vehicles. He gets it lifted & proceeds to tear across the empty lot spinning the rear tires the whole way on the wet grass, As soon as he hit dry pavement.....BOOM.....Pinion yoke beaks & drops the rear driveshaft. Now, He's stuck about 1000 feet from a house he just repoed a truck from with absolutely no way to move his rig. Luckily he was able to get another wheel lift wrecker to come get him away from the area without people waking up. Having a new driveshaft made now....But got the yoke swapped out today. Took out both shafts, Carrier bearing, Carrier bearing bracket, Collapsed the exhaust, Put a huge hole in the left rear seat floor pan, And managed to loosen the output yoke on the Aisin AS68RC in which the nut was still staked in place to the output shaft. I removed the Output yoke & didn't find anything wrong.....So the threads on the nut must have gave a bit! Installed a new nut & staked it. Pinion yoke.....