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Old 04-03-2010, 07:43 AM
smurphy smurphy is offline
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Default Drive shaft question

Was under my truck and noticed that there seems to be a huge gap between my transmission and universal joint on the drive shaft. I was wondering if it is suppose to be like that or if something is wrong?
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Old 04-03-2010, 11:47 AM
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Default Re: Drive shaft question

see the wear where the seal used to/normally rides?? did you take the pic with the rear at full droop? As the rear suspension travels, the length of the shaft changes to compensate for the difference. The pics look normal to me.

BTW....you need a new output seal.
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Old 04-03-2010, 01:36 PM
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Default Re: Drive shaft question

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did you take the pic with the rear at full droop?
nope all 4 wheels were on the ground when i took the picture

and thanks for the info, i will replace the seal when i fix the leak coming out of the coolant line up front in the next few days
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Old 04-03-2010, 02:14 PM
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Default Re: Drive shaft question

That shaft will travel back and forth in the tranny as the rear end bounces around. It looks ok.

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