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Old 02-19-2008
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One Piece Shaft....Oh my?!

Well let me tell you its not as easy I had thought. I ran into a few things that really didn't help. First off taking the cross member off isn't easy. I had to use a persuasive hammer to get it move. I ran into a HUGE problem, the flang on the end of the drive shaft I bought was bigger than that of the one I have on my transfer case. So what I did is you know the middle u joint. I undid that and pulled that part out of the boot. I don't know if I'm explaining it right. But I swapped that out and put the flang on the other one. Ok I'm done trying to explain. I'm going to go and draw something to explain this whole thing.


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Ok as you can see the circled part I took out and replaced the part that the arrow is pointing to.
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That sucks that they are 2 piece shafts
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Old 02-20-2008
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you can remove the u-joint in the new shaft to get the larger flange off.....then do the same on the old shaft....then install the smaller flange on the new 1 piece driveshaft.....u-joints are the same, just the flanges are different....

get what I am saying
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no they aren't the same. The newer flang U joint is much bigger. i could even get the old the flange over the ends of the new U joint without the caps on the ends. There was still a good half inch before it would slide over. None the less I got it to work. I'll get some pictures when I get home from work.
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