mickybluesb wrote:EVERY TIME i get gas, the car refuses to start for a good 5-10 seconds of the engine turning over before it starts up. I suspect fuel pump? Someone told me it could be fuel pressure regulator? Its as if the pressure in the tank gets released and it has no pressure in the fuel lines to start the car
Coolharts wrote:The AWD system is a mechanical connection between the front and rear wheels. The AWD is actually 4WD, always engaged. The drive shaft is a 2 piece unit that connects to the rear axle and as stated before uses the viscous coupling in the rear hogs head, two drive axles come out of the hogs head. As for disconnecting it you will have to remove the drive shaft and plug the transfer case AND rear axle hogs head to prevent leaking.
Just to add a clarification to that: the AWD is always connected via the drive shaft, but the viscous coupling in the rear differential engages the rear axles only when the front wheels slip. Also, there is little chance of leakage from the rear diff by disconnecting the drive shaft as it is just 4 bolts to the viscous coupling and there is no gear oil circulating around the coupling thanks to the oil seal behind it. Leaks from the rear axle seals are a different matter...
Coolharts wrote:I had the drive shaft out of mine this weekend to replace the transfer case seal. Fluid does leak from the rear end when the drive shaft is out. BTW, that drive shaft is heavy.
ehoff121 wrote:Coolharts wrote:I had the drive shaft out of mine this weekend to replace the transfer case seal. Fluid does leak from the rear end when the drive shaft is out. BTW, that drive shaft is heavy.
Assuming we are both talking about 1st gen AWD, there should be no fluid at the connection point of the drive shaft to the viscous coupling. If there is, there's either a missing/leaky oil seal behind the VC or maybe you removed the drive shaft with the viscous coupling still attached. When I removed mine, I disconnected it from the VC (4 bolts), then removed the VC & cover (also 4 bolts); there was fluid behind the VC shaft from the rear diff housing and it will spill if you aren't expecting it.
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