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Nightly 01-23-2011 01:25 PM

Rear Drive Shaft Help
Hello, once again I have a problem. On my way to work yesterday my rear drive shift went out. I don't mean out in the sense that it stopped working, but in the sense that it flew off my car. At the time I didn't know what happened and didn't have the time or light to figure out what did go wrong. After work I checked it out and couldn't find it.

I'm not very familiar with the drive train and from my understanding from the previous owner there was a yoke slip eliminator installed. I'm not sure what exactly I need to replace whether there are parts of the YSE missing or if it's just the drive shaft that needs to be replaced. Thanks for any and all help.

Also, the muffler was hit pretty hard by the drive shaft, can it run like this? Or should I replace it immediately?

Nightly 01-23-2011 04:56 PM


nzpete 01-23-2011 05:04 PM

You do not have an SYE, and it looks like you need another stock driveshaft and a new universal joint to connect at the pinion end. Really weird that it would let go like that while driving on the street.
I have a stock driveshaft if you need one.

turdhurdler 01-23-2011 05:05 PM

That is not a SYE, that is the standard output shaft for your transfer case. You just need a new stock size drive shaft and U-joints. Here is a link of what your transfer case would look like with a SYE installed.

I would look into repacing the muffler also. Good luck on your repairs.


Nightly 01-23-2011 05:17 PM

Should I go ahead and get a SYE? Do I need it with 2.5" lift?

Big_B 01-23-2011 05:22 PM

I put a 2" lift on mine and ended up putting an SYE and C/V Drive shaft on because I was getting a lot of drive line vibrations. You could also put a transfer case lowering kit on to decrease the angle of the drive shaft but you will lose the clearance you gained by putting the lift kit on.

Tyewilly 01-23-2011 05:45 PM

Is it just me, or does that pinion yoke look like it's not stock?

uplifted 01-23-2011 06:08 PM


Originally Posted by Tyewilly (Post 1009061)
Is it just me, or does that pinion yoke look like it's not stock?

Your correct, thats a ford 8.8 rear diff..

Nightly, I have a stock rear driveshaft if you need.. Just pay for shipping and it's yours.

60mg 01-23-2011 06:10 PM

not to point at obvious ... but wasn't it a YJ forum?

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