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.
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.
Engine: 1998-2001 360ci (5.9L) Magnum V8 245hp(standard), 250hp(Sport package)
Rep Power: 21
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