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Old August 22nd, 2011, 04:08 PM   #1
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Default Rear Driveshaft balance question

I broke the ears on the yoke of my driveshaft at the dunes last weekend. I can replace just the rear part that slides off the spline for $65 or I can send the whole driveshaft to a company to be balanced for more.

My question is with that short of a piece does it need to be balanced or will it work fine how it is?

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Old August 22nd, 2011, 04:21 PM   #2
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I wouldn't bother balancing it. Make sure the new piece is phased correctly if it isnt splined to go on only one way. How did you break it? Did it bottom out or something?
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It is splined to go on one way only. Its the rear yoke part that slides in and out on the spline. Was just going up a small hill and it broke. What broke was the ujoint b/c I had a bad yoke on the axle which was missing the tab to keep it centered on one side also one of the ubolts was stripped and wouldnt tighten. I kinda ignored it then finally the ujoint went and ruined the ears. Thanks for the help tho ill just order the end piece
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Old August 23rd, 2011, 04:50 PM   #4
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Whats a good way to get the shaft to slide off the spline mines stuck....
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Old August 24th, 2011, 09:28 PM   #5
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yea i just had to use a hammer on mine to get it off
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Old August 25th, 2011, 10:16 AM   #7
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I tried wouldnt budge ill try again tho thanks ha
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Old August 26th, 2011, 12:21 PM   #8
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It is splined to go on one way only. Its the rear yoke part that slides in and out on the spline. W
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you have to phase them correctly
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Old August 26th, 2011, 12:21 PM   #9
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grow a set and pull it off
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Ill see what I can do. Haha u try to pull it off a ratchet strap wouldn't budge it!
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Did u remove the grease zert
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Try putting it in the freezer overnight and then try again in the morning.
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Ill see what I can do. Haha u try to pull it off a ratchet strap wouldn't budge it!
Do you know what maintenance is? For a daily driver, you sure have a lot of problems that no one else seems to have. Have you ever greased your vehicle?
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Do you know what maintenance is? For a daily driver, you sure have a lot of problems that no one else seems to have. Have you ever greased your vehicle?
of course he does,when he was doing it he saw the bad yoke and decided to ignore it lol
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Do you know what maintenance is? For a daily driver, you sure have a lot of problems that no one else seems to have. Have you ever greased your vehicle?
Between constantly abusing the vehicle and not maintaining it...I pity the person who buys it when he's done with it...
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Did u remove the grease zert
No why what does that change?
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Will do
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I do maintenance on it and grease moslty everything obviously just didn't grease that shaft enough and in the future ill make sure to do that more frequently
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You forgot to mention it's locked front and rear on 35's.
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