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Old 11-13-2011, 08:43 AM   #1
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Front drive shaft install?

I had my front drive shaft rebuilt and dont see any reffrence marks as to which side goes up cause i didnt take it out.

Does it matter which side goes where?

Its seems bisexual or whatever...

I just dont wanna go through pulling the skid twice if its in upside down.

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Old 11-13-2011, 09:02 AM   #2
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I don't think it matters but when I took mine out to have the cardan joint fixed I marked it so I knew for sure when I put it back in. If you throw it in and there are vibes you can then just change it then but I don't think it matters. You shouldn't have to lower the skid plate you can reach round or through with the access holes, at least thats what I did, seems a lot easier to do that than to drop the skid plate.

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Old 11-13-2011, 09:16 AM   #3
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Ill look for those holes.

Thanks.
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Old 11-13-2011, 09:59 AM   #4
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I laid underneath the skid, with a 8mm? ratchet wrench, and removed the tcase side from behind the tcase, it wasnt too bad at all.
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The driveshaft itself is a balanced piece that will spin true no matter if it's 180 out from the way it was mounted before. Just make sure the CV is bolted to the t-case and you're good to go.

Driveshaft vibes only happen when the driveshaft is pulled apart and then put back together with the two halves rotated different from how they were when it was balanced.

And yep you use an 8mm wrench on the bolts.
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The driveshaft itself is a balanced piece that will spin true no matter if it's 180 out from the way it was mounted before. Just make sure the CV is bolted to the t-case and you're good to go.

Driveshaft vibes only happen when the driveshaft is pulled apart and then put back together with the two halves rotated different from how they were when it was balanced.

And yep you use an 8mm wrench on the bolts.
Figured, almost all u joint bolts, as well as carrier cross pin retaining bolts are all 8mm

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