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Old 06-29-2009, 03:45 PM
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Rear alxe counter weight? and hard shifting

Is the hanging thingy near the yoke of the rear axle a counter weight or sumtin?

I have also noticed that my jeep seems to shift hard once in a while under certain situations only where it feels like its shifting hard in to 2nd gear. Usually only when i drive it hard.

Could this be like Joe's tranny mount issue? or CPS?

BTW, i only have a major drive train warranty, so i dont think its covered if its a small part type of thing. But i will have to check the details of my warranty, its only a 2/20k extended warranty i bought when i bought the jeep.
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Old 06-29-2009, 05:22 PM
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Re: Rear alxe counter weight? and hard shifting

show me a pic....my jeep is not here right now and I cant picture in my mind what you are speaking of....
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Old 06-29-2009, 08:41 PM
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Re: Rear alxe counter weight? and hard shifting

I dont have any pics right now but its basically a flat arm arched from the pinion to the pass side with 2 round things on it that look like small free weights. Mine happen to have oil on them and the gas tank as i have a small pinion seal leak. i will snap a pic tomorrow.
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Re: Rear alxe counter weight? and hard shifting

the sway bar?
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Old 06-30-2009, 08:43 AM
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Re: Rear alxe counter weight? and hard shifting

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the sway bar?
Um, No.

damnit, i just went out to take a pic and my camera battery died. WTF.

Oh snap, gonna go borrow my dads digital slr, pics momentarily.
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Re: Rear alxe counter weight? and hard shifting

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I dont have any pics right now but its basically a flat arm arched from the pinion to the pass side with 2 round things on it that look like small free weights. Mine happen to have oil on them and the gas tank as i have a small pinion seal leak. i will snap a pic tomorrow.
I know what you are talking about... I've always wondered what that thing is too - there is one on the front as well IIRC.
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I know what you are talking about... I've always wondered what that thing is too - there is one on the front as well IIRC.
I dont remember seeing one on the front, but i didnt really look either. i am uploading pics now.
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Re: Rear alxe counter weight? and hard shifting


Yes i know i have a pinion seal leak. lol
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hmmm....no idea
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Re: Rear alxe counter weight? and hard shifting

I gotta assume it is some kind of balance weight.
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Re: Rear alxe counter weight? and hard shifting

Thats what i think, I figure the weight is in the opposite of the spin direction so it may just be a counter weight.
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Re: Rear alxe counter weight? and hard shifting

It could be a bump stop of some sort?
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