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Hi ive got my drive shaft out of my 05 2wd 3.7 dakota its a 2 piece with a steady bearing. i changed 3 u joints and now want to put center spline together properly i didnt mark it. ???

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I am very suprised you dont have a master spline and can only assemble one way.That being the case here is an easy rule.Consider the two pieces that spline together to be one and both yokes that hold ujoint should be on the same plain and lined up.

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Some do have only one position and marking it is not required they have 1 double teeth in one and missing 1 in other so is no other way in however some doesn't matter if it goes in any position look for the double teeth little grease is good also

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1996 Dodge Dakota SLT ext cab 3.9 V6. How to remove drive shaft? Has a double shaft with a bearing in the middle. Bearing has a square frame around it.Has 3 u-joints on the drive shaft.

The shaft is removed in one piece. You first locate the two bolts that hold the center bearing assembly to its cross brace and remove them. Then, you go to the rear differential and remove the two straps holding the rear u-joint to the pinion shaft. Once you remove the rear u-joint from the pinion shaft, tape the loose end caps in place to prevent loss. Now you can slide the driveshaft to the rear, disengaging it from the transmission in front. You may want two people to do this as you need to avoid allowing the front yoke of the driveshaft to slam into the ground. Installation is the inverse of removal.

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Ok i replaced the cv joints on my 98 geo prizm now when you put it in gear it just makes a screaming noise. What could this be. It will change gears but wont go.


My source only goes up to 1997...

But I have every confidence a CV joint can only scream if the ball bearings are completely GONE.

Was this a NEW... or used application?

Go get the new CV box and look into the bottom...
Are there ball bearings rolling around...???

Did you pack grease into the new CV joints or put them on
as they came out of the box... wrapper...

AT this point... I'd suggest you get the old CV and roll it in your hands... push it back & forth... you can get the bearings in/out by rolling the center inside the ring and see how it works.

A slot for every bearing & a bearing for every slot...

Go up on-line.

You will see the axles (half shafts (?) are sold as complete units...

In my opinion VERY CHEAPLY... Do it again...check for grease & bearings.

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Removing drive shaft from 2001 Dodge Dakota

jack the rear of the truck up put jack stands or wooden blocks under the rear axle crawl under the truck you will find 4 bolts at the rear universal joint where it attaches to the rear end remove these 4 bolts and metal clips mark location of drive shaft in relation with where it bolts on the pinion flange use a sharpee or tape, now gentley pry the universal joint forward and lower rear of shaft , now wrap tape around the bearing caps so they don"t fall off this done pull the shaft out of the rear of transmission, one thing if your truck has 2 piece drive shaft you will have to unbolt the center hanger bearing too that requires 2 bolts that screw into the cross member to come out

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1992 Gmc 4x4 2 piece drive shaft and u joints

Hello Jamiem, I would remove both driveshafts and flex each joint by hand. If any are hard to flex or make noise, you found your problem.

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How do I replace my carrier bearing in a 1988 Chevy Silverado extended cab long bed?

I'm guessing your you are referring to the drive shaft center support bearing. Remove u-joint 4 bolts at rear diff., then 2 bolts for center support. Slide driveshaft assembly out of trans. and lay on ground. On either side of the center support, make alignment marks on front and rear half of drive shafts with a crayon or tape (very important for re-assembly). Slide rear half off. Press out center support. Clean sleeve with emery cloth or 400 grit sand paper. Press on new center support, lube splines and reconnect drive shaft halves making sure alignment marks meet. Install assembly and torque bolts.

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460 with a C6 trans & a 8.8 rear end how long of drive shaft do I need center to center of front & back Ujoint

This isn't something that should be advised on line.

You might need a 2 piece drive shaft with a carrier bearing, or a single piece might work.

You'll need to take into consideration the length of the spline (either @ the tail shaft of the transmission or @ the carrier bearing) to make sure there is sufficient spline length to allow for the lengthening and shortening of the overall length as the rear axle moves up and down with the increase or decrease in spring loading. Also need to be aware (on a vertical plane) of the relative parallelism of the transmission output shaft and the differential input shaft.

This one can bite you big time if you don't do all your homework!

In any event, you'll probably be better of if you engage the services of a professional drive line shop in your area.

Good luck!

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Believe it or not check your engine and transmission mounts. They are reinforced rubber and they may be giving, causing misalignment, creating vibration.

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I have a 03 silverado 2wd regular cab 4.3 with automatic transmission that has developed a vibration when almost to a stop and at take off from a stop, the truck doesn't vibrate at highway speeds but when...

Vibrations of this nature are usually associated with the Drive shafts, Universal Joints, Center Support Bearing and Intermediate Spline immediately behind the Center Support. Additionally, the Sleeve Bearing in the Transmission and the Slip Yoke could also be worn. My honest opinion would be the Center Support Bearing and the Spline and Slip Yoke directly to the Rear of the Center Support. The Slip Yoke is equipped with a Grease Fitting and probably has never been Greased. The Rear Drive Shaft Section has the Male Spline and it could very well be badly worn if it hasn't been greased. Drive Shafts also have Balancing Weights which are prone to Rusting Off in our northern states where Salt is used on the roads in the Winter. Examine all drive shaft sections, U-Joints and Slip Yokes for slop and damage. This is best done on a hoist.

If this is NOT the Problem, have Front and Rear Suspension and ALL Tires checked. Many times these vibrations are caused by Wheel Bearings, Tires or worn Suspension Components.

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Viberation in drive line truck has 7 u joints, replaced the 2 rear ones,vibe still there,but somewhat better. the rest of the seem to be ok is there a different shaft that would fit? at $50.00 a joint it...

Did you change the carrier bearing. It will be cheap compared to a transmission and new drive shaft. Got 1 in my shop right now. Customer did not listen. Check that carrier bearing Cost $1350vs $50

On vehicles covered by this information that are equipped with a two-piece rear driveshaft assembly, the center support bearing may be removed for replacement. To be sure if your driveshaft may be serviced, check with your local parts supplier or dealer for parts availability information.
  1. Matchmark and remove the rear driveshaft assembly. For details, please refer to the procedure located earlier in this section.
  2. Remove the strap retaining the rubber cushion from the bearing support.
  3. Pull the support bracket from the rubber cushion and the cushion from the bearing.
  4. Press the bearing assembly from the halfshaft.

To install:
  1. Assemble the center support bearing to the driveshaft:
    1. If removed, install the inner deflector onto the front shaft half and ***** punch the deflector at 2 opposite points to make sure it is tight on the shaft.
    2. Fill the space between the inner dust shield and bearing with lithium soap grease.
    3. Start the bearing and slinger assembly straight onto the shaft journal. Support the shaft and using a length of pipe over the splined end of the shaft, press the bearing and inner slinger against the shoulder of the front shaft half.
    4. Install the bearing retainer, the rubber cushion onto bearing, the bracket onto the cushion and the retaining strap.

  2. Align and install the driveshaft assembly to the vehicle.

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