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Another Rear Drive failure

My rear drive went out this morning about 1 mile after leaving the house. This was a spare drive I bought on E-Bay about 3years ago. Not sure how many miles were on it prior to my installiing it about 12000 miles ago. My original drive failed last year and I swapped them out and took mine to the dealer to fix. It is still sitting in the garage. I will get them swapped this week.When I was out Saturday I noticed a slight noise/vibration/something not quite right at slow speeds. I meant to check it out,but 200 miles later when I got home I forgot about it. I limped it home and about 100 yds to go the ABS light comes on. Hope this is just the sensor in the drive.

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My rear drive went out this morning about 1 mile after leaving the house. This was a spare drive I bought on E-Bay about 3years ago. Not sure how many miles were on it prior to my installiing it about 12000 miles ago. My original drive failed last year and I swapped them out and took mine to the dealer to fix. It is still sitting in the garage. I will get them swapped this week.When I was out Saturday I noticed a slight noise/vibration/something not quite right at slow speeds. I meant to check it out,but 200 miles later when I got home I forgot about it. I limped it home and about 100 yds to go the ABS light comes on. Hope this is just the sensor in the drive.

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easy to forget to check something out after a ride,

keeping a pen and sticky notepad may be the answer to this, just make a quick note stick it in your glove box or where you you look often

BTW I have about 80k miles on my second drive now

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O'h Dan, that's a bummer. Keep us posted on the fix.

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Sorry to hear that Dan
At least you have supplies to fix it
Glad to hear you made it home

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I limped it home and about 100 yds to go the ABS light comes on. Hope this is just the sensor in the drive.

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Always pull the rear brake pads when you get a rear drive. Not only will it prevent getting any gear lube on the pads, but will keep you from smoking the rotor, caliper, etc. when limping home.



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Always pull the rear brake pads when you get a rear drive. Not only will it prevent getting any gear lube on the pads, but will keep you from smoking the rotor, caliper, etc. when limping home.
ok, but without something to shim the pads with you're asking for trouble. At 4:30am I just wanted to limp home and forget about it. Now I am trying to decide whether to go home and swap out drives or wait until Friday and do the slave cylinder too. The idea of driving the minivan all week is not appealing.

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Might as well do the slave at the same time. You're already halfway there with the rear drive removed . . .

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The idea of driving the minivan all week is not appealing.

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Now that's what I call motivation!

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Always pull the rear brake pads when you get a rear drive. Not only will it prevent getting any gear lube on the pads, but will keep you from smoking the rotor, caliper, etc. when limping home.
If you mean to do this before continuing riding, that could be pretty bad. If you forget and hit the rear brakes without pads in place, you may push the pistons out of the calipers. That would likely require re-building the calipers with new piston seals. I would rather just replace the pads if they get oil on them.

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Plus he's got Integral brakes on his '03, so application of the front brakes alone will cause much mayhem if the rear pads are removed. It ain't worth it to possibly save $30 in pads.

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Plus he's got Integral brakes on his '03, so application of the front brakes alone will cause much mayhem if the rear pads are removed. It ain't worth it to possibly save $30 in pads.
Well........ dohhhhhh! I did it with my 2000 and, once again, typed without engaging brain. I think I'm going to quit taking that "let your finger's do the walking" advice.



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Hey Dan, when are you gonna tackle the job? I'm a little less than 100 miles from your casa. I am not a mechanic but sometimes you just need an extra hand. Drop me a note if you can use some help.

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Hey Dan, when are you gonna tackle the job? I'm a little less than 100 miles from your casa. I am not a mechanic but sometimes you just need an extra hand. Drop me a note if you can use some help.
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Hey Dan, when are you gonna tackle the job? I'm a little less than 100 miles from your casa. I am not a mechanic but sometimes you just need an extra hand. Drop me a note if you can use some help.
Well, "bones" came over this afternoon and helped me service the bike. We changed out the rear end to my spare unit. Tried to do the slave drilling but got stopped by the two 30mm nuts. With a 5' cheater on a breaker bar,me holding the socket on and square,Bones put at least 100 lbs of pressure on it and it would not break loose. I even heated it up to at least 250-300 deg in case the dealer had loctited it. We just buttoned it back up and figured to try it later. Many thanks to bones for coming over.

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Well, "bones" came over this afternoon and helped me service the bike. We changed out the rear end to my spare unit. Tried to do the slave drilling but got stopped by the two 30mm nuts. With a 5' cheater on a breaker bar,me holding the socket on and square,Bones put at least 100 lbs of pressure on it and it would not break loose. I even heated it up to at least 250-300 deg in case the dealer had loctited it. We just buttoned it back up and figured to try it later. Many thanks to bones for coming over.

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Well, sorry we could not get these stubborn 30mm nuts off. Let's try again next month.
THe hospitality was great. You are definitely a man who knows what you are doing. Lots to be learned from talking to you. Thanks for the conversations and I'll see ya next time.

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