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Old 04-04-2013, 07:24 PM   #1
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Cracked Drivshaft

So My Driveshaft has a bunch of play at the slip. I noticed today that the small end the splined part slides into is cracked. It has probably 1/4"-1/2" of side to side play in it causing vibrations. My question is how do I remove that small end from the large end? I cant tell by looking at it. If I try to pull it apart it just stops. I assume if I remove it and put a new one on clocked in the same position it will stay balanced? My front is locked, so having it stay balance is key since it is always spinning. The vibes from highway driving already trashed my front pinion seal and TC front output seal. It is now removed until I can either figure out how to replace the cracked end myself, or take it to a driveline shop and spend triple what the part would cost itself. Some help would be awesome!

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Old 04-04-2013, 07:40 PM   #2
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is it the stock front DS?

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Old 04-04-2013, 07:47 PM   #3
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Yeah. I had it lengthened and balanced about a year ago.
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Old 04-04-2013, 07:48 PM   #4
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id check with whoever worked on it for you, see if they will warranty their work.
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Old 04-04-2013, 07:53 PM   #5
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id check with whoever worked on it for you, see if they will warranty their work.
Nah. This is like a specialty place about 45min from me that only does driveshafts for tractor trailers and stuff. They do offroad vehicles and know stuff like this is my own fault. I beat the living crap out of my Jeep. They do really good work, but to have them do it it would be around $90 or so plus parts.
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Old 04-04-2013, 08:04 PM   #6
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id still look into it, even the cheap custom shafts on ebay advertise lifetime warranty
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id still look into it, even the cheap custom shafts on ebay advertise lifetime warranty
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