Drive Shaft Breakage

Talk about the Clod Buster, and all other motor on axle trucks here.
copper44
Regular Member
Posts: 47
Joined: Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:00 am
Location: Saginaw, Mi

Drive Shaft Breakage

Post by copper44 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:44 pm

Is this a common spot to fail? Little surprised too see that snapped right off!


15A5E4A6-8D74-48CE-B91F-94BC08FE11F7.jpeg
904B62C2-8FA2-4D55-86D0-590F313516A5.jpeg
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

mavrick0
Approved Member
Posts: 288
Joined: Wed Feb 18, 2004 10:15 pm
Location: Ontario Canada

Re: Drive Shaft Breakage

Post by mavrick0 » Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:06 am

They can snap pretty easily if you have too much steering. The axle will fall into the slot of the dog bone on the steering knuckle stub axle and when it does and tries to keep turning it jams and either breaks or jumps out but after a while it will fail. I set my steering to only steer as much as it can before jamming into the slot.
A off roader may be able to jump and run around a track. A on roader may be able to run circles around the road but a monster truck will run over anything and everyone.

copper44
Regular Member
Posts: 47
Joined: Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:00 am
Location: Saginaw, Mi

Re: Drive Shaft Breakage

Post by copper44 » Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:12 am

mavrick0 wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:06 am
They can snap pretty easily if you have too much steering. The axle will fall into the slot of the dog bone on the steering knuckle stub axle and when it does and tries to keep turning it jams and either breaks or jumps out but after a while it will fail. I set my steering to only steer as much as it can before jamming into the slot.
That makes a lot of sense, unfortunately for me this was on the rear axle which is locked out for steering. I’m just wondering being 20-30 years old just isn’t the cause.

User avatar
andymac0035
Administrator
Posts: 11430
Joined: Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:54 pm
Location: Canaan, NH

Re: Drive Shaft Breakage

Post by andymac0035 » Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:37 am

I've never had a rear axle do that, and I've had a LOT of crash+burn type landings.
I'd right it off as a fluke unless it happens again (with newer parts).

copper44
Regular Member
Posts: 47
Joined: Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:00 am
Location: Saginaw, Mi

Re: Drive Shaft Breakage

Post by copper44 » Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:00 am

Hey Andy been a long time! Ya that’s what I am gonna do. Got some on order, hopefully be back at it by the weekend. Want to try it out on my pond. Nicest ice have ever seen, like glass!