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Old 05-21-2013, 05:19 PM
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Drive Shaft/Slip-yoke geasing

I'm trying to do this but I cannot remove the drive shaft. What is the trick here?
I tried using a prybar behind the u-joint closest to the slip-yoke but it would not compress. The part of the drive shaft that is closest to the pinion flange seems like it is fused in place too. No amount of banging is getting this free. I feel like an incompetent douche.


fyi...i did remove the 8 required bolts from the back and front of the slip-yoke on the drive shaft and let sit with wd40 for about 2 hours.

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Old 05-21-2013, 05:48 PM
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like I said.... Im a douche. i got it.
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glad you got it!
just did mine couple weeks ago
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Bang that thing!
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Old 05-22-2013, 05:13 AM
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Hey thanks.

Took a bit longer than I would have liked but well worth it. My truck is completely clunkless at the moment giving me the best ride quality I have ever had since purchasing it.

Good stuff.
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A tip... Make sure to use the blue motorcraft slip yoke grease. I didn't the first time and it was back almost immediately. Got a can of the ford blue stuff about 35k miles ago and haven't had an issue since. It's got Teflon or something like that in it as I recall.


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Hey thanks.

Took a bit longer than I would have liked but well worth it. My truck is completely clunkless at the moment giving me the best ride quality I have ever had since purchasing it.

Good stuff.
Sorry to bump up an old thread. I am going to do this job this weekend. Was it fairly simple? Any special tricks or advice? I am going to use the motorcraft PTFE grease.
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Old 07-17-2013, 11:48 AM
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1st - set parking brake AND chock tires.
2nd - mark the driveshaft flange where it meets the differential. This will allow you to re-install it in the same position.
3rd - remove the metal band holding the rubber boot to the driveshaft. I wasn't able to re-use the band.
4th - Remove the 4 bolts (13MM maybe? and mine were really tight) from the flange where it meets the axle. I had to hit the flange with a hammer a couple times to break it free after the bolts were removed.
5th - Remove driveshaft
6th - I sprayed parts cleaner in the female part of the shaft to remove any residue. I also cleaned the male end. There was no grease on either, it was more like a blue paint and it wouldn't come off with cleaner.
7th - grease the splines
8th - re-install the shaft in reverse order. I used a large zip tie to re-secure the boot to the driveshaft.

I used synthetic grease and I think the bump is starting to come back after a couple thousand miles.

Hope that helps.

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Old 07-17-2013, 12:24 PM
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How often should you be greasing it?
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1st - set parking brake AND chock tires.
2nd - mark the driveshaft flange where it meets the differential. This will allow you to re-install it in the same position.
3rd - remove the metal band holding the rubber boot to the driveshaft. I wasn't able to re-use the band.
4th - Remove the 4 bolts (13MM maybe? and mine were really tight) from the flange where it meets the axle. I had to hit the flange with a hammer a couple times to break it free after the bolts were removed.
5th - Remove driveshaft
6th - I sprayed parts cleaner in the female part of the shaft to remove any residue. I also cleaned the male end. There was no grease on either, it was more like a blue paint and it wouldn't come off with cleaner.
7th - grease the splines
8th - re-install the shaft in reverse order. I used a large zip tie to re-secure the boot to the driveshaft.

I used synthetic grease and I think the bump is starting to come back after a couple thousand miles.

Hope that helps.
That's bud! I plan on doing this while I'm changing the oil. You only remove the front part of the driveshaft right? You don't remove the part that connects to the rear differential?
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