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Old 07-22-2009, 07:08 PM
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Driveshaft Questions Need Help!!!!

I have my rear driveshaft tore apart now. It is a one piece shaft. I have 2 questions I need ansewered.
1) At the rear of the shaft where it connects to rear differential there is the slip spline and the slip yoke that goes over it. On the end of the slip yoke under the u joint there is a dust cover. Mine is missing and I made a new one but does the cover have a hole in it for like water to drain or anything? Im not sure how water could get in there but just curious. If someone could please check there truck or if you alreay know let me know?
2) I am going to grease the spline shaft and was wondering how much grease should I put on it before I put the slip yoke back on?


Thanks for all the help.
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Old 07-22-2009, 07:45 PM
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Mine didn't have a hole in it, but I was wondering too about water.

I put in a whole tube of the special XG8 grease that the dealer sells for the splines. It was 8 oz I believe, but I don't know if I was supposed to use it all, I just did. It was real tough to slide the splined shaft back in with all that grease, and I had to work it with a large prybar while pausing to let the excess grease "fart" it's way out. When I got done there was a couple tablespoons worth inside the boot, I just zip tied it back in place with the excess grease in there. It made a big difference in my truck, the acceleration thump after stopping went away completely, it feels like a new truck again.

Hopefully some experts will chime in on how much grease to use.
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Old 07-23-2009, 04:08 AM
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Ok thanks. I guess I wont put a hole in my cap.
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