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front driveshaft rebuild

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by -broke-, Sep 5, 2005.

  1. -broke-

    -broke- Newbie

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    I was just wondering what was involved in a front driveshaft rebuild the K5 i have doesnt currently a front driveshaft on it but i have one and got all the parts to rebuild it from the guy i bought the truck from. Is this somthing i could do my self or are some parts pressed in?
     
  2. jekquistk5

    jekquistk5 Weld nekid Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Whats broke??? the shaft itself or the U joints. If its the joints as long as you have a bench vice or a couple of sockets and a fairly large hammer you can get it done.
     
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    its just the joints the shaft is fine. thank you
     
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    jekquistk5 Weld nekid Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Your welcome. If you have a hanes or chiltons it will tell ya exactly how to do it. Large socket on one side so the caps can slide out, and small one on the other side so you can punch or press it through. I always have to do it the BFH way because my vice isn't big enough for the sockets I use :( Good luck :thumb:
     
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    85mudblazin 1/2 ton status

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    Its alot more involved then that if its the CV portion. :crazy:
     
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    thats what i have to rebuilld tomorrow a quick question though i need a new yoke and i want to replace all of my u joints in the front shaft as well, my qusetion being are they all the same size u joints and whats the approx price im in canada probaly be going to napa or maybe an industrial supply place. thanks
     
  7. Zeitler

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    is anything greasable on a stock frnt driveshaft?

    I think it would be unnessary replace the u-joints on mine..when i popped the diffcover it looked like it never been in 4wd , gear marking compound still there :doah:
     

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