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2006 CTS Manual Transmission Front Drive Shaft loose at the Yoke.. Recommended to go to Cadilac DEalership for repairs...

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    I endorse this as well, go to the dealer before u do more damage.


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The black plastic grille around the fog lamp can be removed without tools. If you look through the slats, you'll see 5 or 6 "clips" that can be GENTLY released with your finger. Once the grille is out (which is about 4 inches high by about 14 inches long), you'll see that the fog lamp assembly can be removed with 3 screws. Simpler than you probably thought!

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SOURCE: leaking oil at spline shaft slip yoke at rear of transmission

there is a long bush type bearing in this tunnel just at the end were the seal fits in it can were out and let the prop shaft flap about, this in turn rips the seal to bits,,,also the yoke has a polished part on the end that go's over the spline into the end of the gear box tunnel the seal can were a groov into this part, and no amount of new seals will stop it leaking them as the new seal runs in this worn out groov, again ripping it to bits,,,test the long bush type bearing by holding the prop shaft yoke and pushing it up and to the side, if it moves about replace the bush in the end of the tunnel as well,, its a push in fit! with a big hammer!!
if the yoke has a groov in it you need a new prop as all prop shafts are balanced so you can just fit a new yoke it could throw the car up in the air when your driving it down the free way,,,,by shaking it apart
i hope this is of help to you

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SOURCE: 2005 silverado extended cab, 2 wd, 2 part drive

Well on a one piece shaft they are 90Deg so I would guess 90Deg on a two piece.If they are facing the same way it would be like turning a jump rope.All weight swings to the same side at the same time,rather than being off set.I usualy have it balanced at the same time as I replace the U-Joints.Well just my two cents.Hope it helps and good luck.

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The sensor itself is located under the car right behind the oil filter. It is connected on top of the motor right by the fire wall. You will need an E8 torx socket to get it out but it's a very easy replacement.

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