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Front-left Outer CV Shaft Disconnected from inner-CV shaft

My front-left outer CV Shaft was disconnected from the inner-CV shaft. For the time being, is it okay to drive if I remove the CV shaft and keep my 1989 K1500 Chevy Silverado in 2-wheel drive?

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If memory serves me right the axel is bolted to a plate on the front differenchel and a large nut on the end that goes thru the hub bearing, if you take the whole shaft out( both ends) i see no problem running it temporary without it.

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Its always better to replace the shaft so not to get dirt or water in the front drive assembly , i wouldn't recommend leaving the shaft out, you take the risk of loosing fluid too not to mention contamination.


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Temporarily because **** from the road is going to get into the transmission because that shaft provide the sealing off of the internal chambers of the transmision.

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