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Old 05-30-2010, 05:38 PM   #1
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driveshaft removal.....*im going to LOSE it!*

really.....how do you take that thing out!?

...at the tranny guibo joint.

it also looks like a dog went loose and ripped the rubber to shit.




UGH 730am- till NOW, i gave up.

engine swap SUCK. DONT DO IT.

lol
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Old 05-30-2010, 05:47 PM   #2
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What issue are you having?

Are you using something to keep it from spinning? Is that what your problem is?
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Old 05-30-2010, 06:01 PM   #3
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Remove four bolts at the rear, remove 3 or 6 at the front. Remove two bolts holding the center bearing up. Let the middle droop and pull each end off. If the shaft needs to be "shorter" to get it out, loosen the large ring around the rear portion, right behind the center bearing. That will allow the shaft to slip in and out in the middle.

Mark the position on the transmission and rear end prior to removal, and CAREFULLY mark the shaft itself if you have to pull it apart in the middle.
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Old 05-30-2010, 07:47 PM   #4
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really.....how do you take that thing out!?

...at the tranny guibo joint.

it also looks like a dog went loose and ripped the rubber to shit.




UGH 730am- till NOW, i gave up.

engine swap SUCK. DONT DO IT.

lol
i was in this position before it ****ing sucks and took way too long GOOD LUCK
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Old 05-31-2010, 08:00 PM   #5
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get the grinder our and cut the heads off
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Old 06-01-2010, 01:17 AM   #6
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Fail, really simple task. Two wrenches, elbow grease, a bit of creativity and bam, done.
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Old 06-01-2010, 01:24 AM   #7
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Fail, really simple task. Two wrenches, elbow grease, a bit of creativity and bam, done.
+1, Dont see what the problem could be, the 3 or 6 bolts might be tight, but thats about it! Just needs a bigger extention bar to get loose...
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Old 06-01-2010, 01:38 AM   #8
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i actually got the bolts and nuts out at like 8 am this morning!

i think this thread was a frustration thread. this is for the record by first time EVER doing such a task. lol
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Old 06-01-2010, 02:02 AM   #9
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Fair enough. For future reference when frustrated, just use a bigger hammer.
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Old 06-01-2010, 02:04 AM   #10
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Fair enough. For future reference when frustrated, just use a bigger hammer.
Sound like my dad =\ next thing you know, it cost him double then when I do it LOL.
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Old 06-01-2010, 07:56 AM   #11
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Fail, really simple task. Two wrenches, elbow grease, a bit of creativity and bam, done.
+1. If you're doing an engine swap and you're stuck HERE, then this is the first of many such threads to come.
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Old 06-01-2010, 08:09 AM   #12
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Old 06-01-2010, 08:14 AM   #13
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the next one will either be....work is done! or i drove into a pole.

engine is out!.....in 2 hours max.......as of now.


GOOD DAY.
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Old 06-01-2010, 08:39 AM   #14
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So did you end up getting it off?

The diff end comes off easily, but the tranny side can be a bit more tough to get off because of the centering pin. you need to get a small pry bar or a big screwdriver up in there between the flange and the transmission to pry the drive shaft off the centering pin.

And as mentioned by everlast, just behind the CSB there's a threaded collar that you need to loosen with a small pipe wrench or a pair of channel lock pliers so that the drive shaft can collapse slightly.

And yeah make sure to mark the orientation of the drive shaft with a paint pen, chisel, or scribe before you take off
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Sound like my dad =\ next thing you know, it cost him double then when I do it LOL.
It's not how hard you hit it that counts, it's where you hit it. Polish adjustable wrench is a chisel and 4 lb mini sledge. You'd be surprised at what you can accomplish with limited tools, when in a pinch.
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