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Front slip joint

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Derf00, Feb 17, 2001.

  1. Derf00

    Derf00 1/2 ton status

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    Okay guys, this may be one of those stupid questions, but I need some info. I was under the Jimmy today and noticed that the front slip joint has some "slop" in it, a lot more than the rear. What is normal? Is there anything to rebuild?

    Any info would be appreciated.
     
  2. bigjbear

    bigjbear 1 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    Sounds like it is worn out. When you ride in 2WD for a long time the shaft doesn't turn and is always rubbing in the same place. This is why it wears faster than the rear, which is always turning.

    Jim '80 GMC
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  3. Blazer1970

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    A driveshaft shop can install a new slip joint in your shaft. Keep it greased.

    Tim

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  4. drivelineman

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    give me a call i'll be happy to give a quote- 530-872-5725 - high angle driveline - jesse
     
  5. Smitty

    Smitty 1/2 ton status

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    If I ever get this truck to pass the smog test I'll be taking mine to a driveshaft shop. I know I need the front slip joint replaced and I want to get the angles checked before I take it from CA to OK this summer.

    Smitty
     

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