Originally Posted by TireIron
what do you use to run the disconnect collar? just get under there and use your hand? and where did the disconnect shaft come from?
Yes, there is a cable/linkage mechanism that I could mount up under there, but that would just kinda busy under there. More things to break. Plus, I am not opposed to getting out, it would be like having lock-out hubs I suppose.
It is a driveshaft for an automatic vehicle that would be towed for long distances. (i.e. behind an RV) It allows the rear axle to spin freely from the rest of the drivetrain. It is actually a quite expensive part. ~$1,000
Here is what it looked like before, along with the locking/unlocking mechanism:
Originally Posted by 99ranger4x4
the jeep drive shaft i had vibrated like a biach.. but if yours doesn't then good
No vibrations at all when it is unlocked. Remember, that joint only spins when locked in. When it is locked in it is just a slight vibration, and that could just be that it isn't balanced.
The collar does rattle a little, but I need to put new detents in it and maybe it will stop.