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Old 10-23-2009, 02:47 PM
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I want to remove the driveshaft in the lot of the place thats going to balance it to save myself $80. I know to remove the four bolts at the pinion flange and slide the slip yoke out of the back of the tranny. Some info I found on removal says to jack the vehicle, is this necessary? Do I need to have the parking brake off and vehicle in neutral, in which case I would chock the tires?? And I read SOME trans. fluid will come out when I pull the yoke, how much fluid are we talking here? Please let me know if Ive missed anything.
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Chock the wheels, set the parking brake, remove the four bolts from the companion flange,
put a catch pan under the tranny end of the shaft, remove the shaft. You may lose some fluid or none at all. Id say alot would be 6 oz of trans. fluid.
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Park brake on . May have to pull it in neutral for a second . Be careful , don't need to be reading about someone being killed as truck runs over them while pulling driveshaft . Not a bad idea to also chock the wheels . You may want to have a drain pan also and some tranny fluid available . You may loose some fluid once you pull the driveshaft out . Again be careful . Let us know how you make out . Tom
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Im probably going monday Ill let you know how it goes. Thanks again.
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