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Old 07-15-2010, 09:46 AM   #1
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might be a silly question about driveshaft

Last night I pulled out my rear driveshaft to change a U-Joint. When I was putting the DS back into the t-case I got thinking about weather or not it's ok to or weather I should put some axle grease on the shaft coming out of the t-case since it was already out. Is that something I should do? I can't imagine it would do anything but good to have grease on it. it was already grease up but I don't like to mess with things unless I consult the forum first

So is it ok or should I put axle grease on the shaft that comes out of the t-case that the driveshaft goes on?

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i've never done that but a light coat of grease shouldn't hurt nothing. I'll put small amount of grease on new seals so there not dry. If anything I might wipe on a light coat of trans fluid.

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Old 07-15-2010, 09:55 AM   #3
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Without looking it up the correct fluid, I'd use some gear oil or some atf. Keep the seals from drying up.
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Old 07-15-2010, 10:27 AM   #4
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I'm talking about the actual shaft that sticks out a foot or so from the back of the t-case the rubber boot on the driveshaft slips over. It's already covered in black grease I don't know if I would put fluid on it.
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Are you talking about the slip yoke out of the t-case that the DS slides on? If so, I would put a light coat of grease on it too. Or better yet, get an SYE kit and CV DS.
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Old 07-16-2010, 01:42 PM   #6
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only things that need greased on driveshafts are splines. if you see a zerk, grease it. if it has a boot or nothing at all, let it be.

I don't grease the area I think you're talking about. just keep the joints lubed, or if you want the pinion shaft can be greased.

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