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Old 01-11-2020, 09:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Can anyone tell me if Diamond axle has shut the doors? I have a rear axle that they built and after about 900 miles it sounds like the pinion bearing is failing. I’ve tried calling them over and over again over the last 3 weeks with no answer and their voicemail is full, no response on emails either??
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My brother got a yota rear axle from them in September.
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Old 01-11-2020, 01:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Have you tried emailing them?
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Yes I’ve emailed as well
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Why does it sound like the pinion bearing is failing?
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It’s growling pretty good. I could be wrong on it being the pinion bearing but I used the screwdriver stethoscope trick with the truck running in gear, on jack stands, with the shafts pulled and it’s noticeably louder around pinion bearing area. I’m 100% positive that something is failing in the third member.
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Itís growling pretty good. I could be wrong on it being the pinion bearing but I used the screwdriver stethoscope trick with the truck running in gear, on jack stands, with the shafts pulled and itís noticeably louder around pinion bearing area. Iím 100% positive that something is failing in the third member.
Fix it yourself. Will be way faster and cheaper. IMO anyone that wheels needs to know how to work on diffs.
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Fix it yourself. Will be way faster and cheaper. IMO anyone that wheels needs to know how to work on diffs.

You are ok with a 900 mile warranty???
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Old 01-12-2020, 02:01 PM   #9 (permalink)
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did you break the diff in properly?

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You are ok with a 900 mile warranty???
and how many companies have a warranty on race car or rock crawler diffs?
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Itís growling pretty good. I could be wrong on it being the pinion bearing but I used the screwdriver stethoscope trick with the truck running in gear, on jack stands, with the shafts pulled and itís noticeably louder around pinion bearing area. Iím 100% positive that something is failing in the third member.
What is the pinion angle? Has it been broken in correctly and filled correctly?

What are the expectations you have of the vendor?
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You are ok with a 900 mile warranty???
odds are it came with a 0 mile warranty (maybe 30 days?) when it was purchased, so yeah. i'm okay with that.
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Seems like a long time to wait for someone to tell you to take the axle apart and see what is wrong. But that is not anybody's fault but your own.

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I don’t remember pinion angle off the top of my head but the trucks low and pinion angle is not an issue, diff is filled to the plug that diamond put in their axle so I’d say that’s good as well. And yes it’s had a proper break in procedure.

My expectations from the vendor? I don’t know but for what it cost and the fact that it’s already failing, I’d say they they need to do something, especially since when I bought it, it took an extra 3-4 months because they were having “trouble” getting it set up correctly.

All I’m looking for is if someone can tell me whether or not these guys are still in business since they can’t answer their phone or respond to emails so I can hopefully figure something out with them.
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I hope they are still in business and it is a real bummer to hear they are being unresponsive.

but for $20, you'll likely need to fix it yourself. it isn't worth the shipping cost to send it back and forth
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Seems like a long time to wait for someone to tell you to take the axle apart and see what is wrong. But that is not anybody's fault but your own.

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The trucks not done and I don’t have time to work on it right now, so no I haven’t taken it apart and yes obviously I will need to. I have no issue doing so and fixing it myself when I get a minute to do so. I do however have a problem with a vendor that I’ve spent a small fortune with that can’t answer their damn phone. Like I said above, not looking for advice, looking to see if anyone has been in contact with these guys recently.
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They recently moved their entire shop, so i am sure that is a factor on the respons
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I hope they are still in business and it is a real bummer to hear they are being unresponsive.

but for $20, you'll likely need to fix it yourself. it isn't worth the shipping cost to send it back and forth
I’m only trying to get in touch with them to see if they’ll do anything if it’s more than just the pinion bearing and most importantly make them aware that there’s an issue
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How did you put 900 miles on a "truck is not done"?
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How did you put 900 miles on a "truck is not done"?
It’s driveable not wheelable.
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You are ok with a 900 mile warranty???
Didn't say that.
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do you know which brand gears they used?
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Ive been waiting a month for an order from them now. They dont answer the phone, they did reply to an email about 2 weeks ago though. I just sent them another email. We will see what happens.

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Ive been waiting a month for an order from them now. They dont answer the phone, they did reply to an email about 2 weeks ago though. I just sent them another email. We will see what happens.
Why would you consider buying from them if they are uncommunicative?

Do you also buy stuff from Behemoth Drivetrain?

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Ive been waiting a month for an order from them now. They dont answer the phone, they did reply to an email about 2 weeks ago though. I just sent them another email. We will see what happens.
I don’t know what you ordered but the first axle housing I bought from them over 4 years ago took over 6 months to get, was told 6-8 weeks originally. For some stupid reason I decided to buy another one a year or so ago hoping the first time was just a fluke, nope this one took even longer. Never again
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Old 01-14-2020, 11:33 PM   #25 (permalink)
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I ordered the full float rear axle kit. I had no idea they were so slow and didn't answer calls. To be fair the shipment is being sent in two parts apparently and their part arrived at my shipping depot a week ago.
I guess the axle shafts come straight from RCV so thats what im waiting on now. Poor communication on their part and it should be here already anyways
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