RE: [Chrysler300] Sudden drive train lock-up
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RE: [Chrysler300] Sudden drive train lock-up





I agree with Marshall 100%,

 

See past threads about thrust pin /thrust block in center of diff . Have to read shop manual extensively and carefully, or you can get into a world of trouble ; check out sure grip or not aspect—important . U joints cannot do this. I agree sounds like a piece of something is in the gear mesh. Or remotely a brake drum? How that could “just happen” escapes me..? Maybe disconnect driveshaft(have to anyway) and see if axle is free..just in case some thing bizarre in transmission or e brake ..But one turn there is not three feet..

 

When you had hubs off did you pull axles even a little bit ? Pin can fall out. If it has the pin ..

 

From: Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of 'mgoodknight@xxxxxxxx' mgoodknight@xxxxxxxx [Chrysler300]
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Subject: Re: [Chrysler300] Sudden drive train lock-up

 

 

Too much guess work, Mike.  Be more thorough in your diagnostics before taking things apart.  You're working waaaay too hard!
--------Marshall
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From: "Michael Moore mmoore8425@xxxxxxx [Chrysler300]" <Chrysler300-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: David Schwandt <finsruskw@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Ray Jones <1970hurst@xxxxxxxxx>, Chrysler 300 List <Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Chrysler300] Sudden drive train lock-up
Date: Mon, 2 Nov 2015 06:34:32 -0800

 

David,

Also, I am going to check in my factory shop manual, but I am considering pulling out the center section only and leaving everything else in the car. 

I had the tapered hubs off last year, and I have the tools to pull those properly. Do you know how the axles are locked in? I am assuming I must pull both axles to get the center section out.

 

Thanks Mike Moore

300H

On Nov 2, 2015, at 6:12 AM, David Schwandt <finsruskw@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

 

Quite a bit!!

More than you would want to try and load by your (my) self anyway!!

 

Good luck and keep us posted , Okay??

 

From: Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Michael Moore mmoore8425@xxxxxxx [Chrysler300]
Sent: Monday, November 02, 2015 7:51 AM
To: David Schwandt
Cc: Ray Jones; Chrysler 300 List
Subject: Re: [Chrysler300] Sudden drive train lock-up

 



No David, I have not. I am going to talk to a local machine shop which specializes in drive train work. I may remove the entire rear end and haul it down there, as the u joints don’t  seem that bad. 

(Do you know how much an entire rear axle, drums etc weighs? I am guessing at least 200#.)

 

Thanks, Mike Moore

300H

 

 

On Nov 2, 2015, at 5:45 AM, David Schwandt <finsruskw@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

 

Have you had either one of the axles out recently?

 

From: Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Ray Jones 1970hurst@xxxxxxxxx [Chrysler300]
Sent: Sunday, November 01, 2015 10:41 PM
To: Michael Moore
Cc: Chrysler 300 List
Subject: Re: [Chrysler300] Sudden drive train lock-up

 




Not really sure how your rear is assembled, but it sounds like the center pin has come loose in you spider gears and is hitting after one revolution of the tires/pinion. Go forward and it comes around and hits again.

Ray

 

On Sun, Nov 1, 2015 at 10:26 PM, Michael Moore mmoore8425@xxxxxxx [Chrysler300] <Chrysler300-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

 

 When I backed it up, after approx 3 ft the drive locked up sharply, as though I had hit something. But I hadn’t,  and all 4 wheels were clear. It did the same thing going forward-locking up after just a few feet.I did this several times and the distances prior to lockup seemed the same.

I was able to give it a lot of gas and slowly it would move, but something was straining.

 

This afternoon, after completing new starter motor installation, I dropped the driveshaft to have a suspect rear U-joint replaced tomorrow, but I see nothing which looked like it was hitting.

On jack stands under the axle, I also am able to rotate both rear wheels in either direction continuously without a lock up. My next step is to remove both rear drums and ensure there are no  broken  brake springs, but if I don’t see anything there, I have no idea where to look next. There are no unusual noises when I rotate the wheels.

Any suggestions?

 

Thanks, MIke Moore

300H  




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