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sting199
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01-13-21 10:06 AM - Post#2812010    

On my 79 L82, the driveshaft is almost encased in the rear cross member attached to the differential. After removing the caps on both u joints, what needs to be done next to get the shaft out?
grumpyvette
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grumpyvette
01-13-21 10:54 AM - Post#2812012    

most guys separate the yoke in the transmission as required to pull the yoke or push it into the trans to gain clearance then slide the drive shaft out
if you pull the yoke use rubber bands and a plastic glove on the trans tail shaft to limit fluid loss
in a few cases you need a bottle jack to raise the trans an inch after removing the rear trans mount bolts to gain added clearance
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Mel Foye
01-16-21 07:38 PM - Post#2812231    

Grumpy has your experience shown you that drive shaft u joints need replaced at xx miles and the side shafts tend to go xxx miles on swing axles?
grumpyvette
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01-20-21 03:55 AM - Post#2812457    

the way you drive and environmental issues effect wear, but by about 120K miles your easily due for new u-joints,
yeah theres millions of guys who don,t get that much mileage,
or get way more without issues, but thats a decent rule of thumb

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