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Old 02-04-2010
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Front drive shaft problem.....

so i got a used front driveshaft, when i bolted it up and turned the drive shaft it it was sloppy in the rear yoke. so i pulled it to check it out. and when i pulled off the back cup piece there were 4 ball bearings in side that had fallen out of the cadge. is there a certian way to put it back together?
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dont mean to bump after an hour but snows coming tonight 4wd would b nice tomorrow...
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Sounds like a bad U-joint.
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I hate to tell you this man, but that driveshaft is shot. If I remember correctly, that rear tulip yoke (where your bearings fell out) is supposed to have the bearing incased in a race. Kind of like a wheel bearing. Was there a rubber boot still on that end that went over that connects to your transfercase? I don't think you can get them back in....Sounds like the bearing retainer is shot....ie shot driveshaft. Hope this helps ya out !
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well my stock drive shaft had the same problem, so i pulled it apart, put the bearings back in the cadge and rotated it over the yoke unlitll it dropted in by it self, didnt take any force just dropted in. I thought it was good then i tried to move the thing and it was locked up. wouldnt flex like it was suposed to. then i couldnt get it apart so i bought this used one, it has low miles so i thought it would be alright. not sure what to do....
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any one know how to put this back together? i have the outside and inside lined up correctly, but cant get the bearings and race in.
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