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Slip Yoke Price ?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by njonl, Mar 13, 2007.

  1. njonl

    njonl 1/2 ton status

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    I just had u joints put in my rear driveline and they said my slip yoke is bad and that the cap actually spins inside the yoke! They quoted me about $150 for a new slip yoke ? Does that sound right ? I have no idea what these cost but I'm a poor starving college student and I definately don't have an extra $150 to spend right now. Any idea where to get one at a better price ? I hardly do any wheelin right now being in school so mostly pavement pounding back and forth to school. I'm not really sure what transfer case I have. Whatever came stock in an '89. Nothing special. Thanks!

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    your sig says you have a 208, which makes sense since a 205 woudn't have slip yokes. could be a 203 though. do you have auto locking hubs???? try a junk yard about the slip yoke, but im not sure i understand how you say it's "bad" hmmm....
     
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    These things are way simple to change out. i would say take your drive shaft off by removing the u-joint retainers on the rear diff, and then sliding the shaft out from the t-case. Dont worry they are not that heavy. Count the splines on the inside of the slip yoke, and take an approximate measurement of the slip yoke outside diameter. Reinstall the shaft. Got to a junk yard and start looking at similar body style chevy trucks. If you can do it yourself start pulling drive shafts until you find one with the same slip yoke. take the yoke off the shaft by cutting the u-joint out or beating it out with a hammer. shouldnt cost anywhere near 100 bucks. take your shaft back out of your truck, remove the old by gently removing your new u-joint, and install the new slip yoke. reinstall the shaft and your done. by the way setting the e-brake and putting the t-case in neutral make putting the shaft back in much easier.
     
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    454k30 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    205 slip yoke

     
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    too-shay, i was told by a couple diff. people that 205's didn't come with slip yokes...i geuss I(they) were wrong. THANKS FOR THE INFO....he's prolly got a 208 being the year it is and all.
     
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    454k30 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    i was thinking that too because i'm pretty sure 208's were standard issue on GM trucks after a certain year. All of our CUCV at work are 1985's and they are 208's with slip yokes.
     
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    being that its a blazer its probably a 241, screw the ppl wanting 150, go to a junk yard and pull one, id bet that any slip yoke from any model chevy np241 will work even if its an ifs truck... wouldnt pay more than like 20-30 bucks tops if it where me
     
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    Actually, in 1989 it would be an NP241 not a 208. The 208 was last used in blazers in 1988. Also 205's were fixed yoke until 1979 IIRC then starting in 1980 they were a slip yoke rear.

    The slip yoke will be a 32 spline but you also need to make sure it is for the correct size U-joint.

    If the only problem is that grease cap being loose just make it tighter by indexing it with a punch in several spots then using a small amount of RTV around the edge. Do not try to cover the small hole in the end or the slip may not function properly anymore.
     
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    I bought a 1350 slip yoke from High Angle for $70, stock one should be cheeper.
     
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    Here's the white elephant slip yolk 205 that I'm sick of people saying doesn't exist...
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    And here is how I eliminated it....

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    You can swap fixed yoke out of another 205 easy as pie....
     
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    Good PhotoChop job! :haha::haha::haha:




    Ok, I believe you:bow::bow::bow:
     
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    241? Rock on, that will make his hunt a lot easier as I know those are really common in the wrecking yards! Like you said just pay attention to that u-joint size.
     
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    WHOA, slow down there buddy. The only year NP241 that will work in a blazer is 1989-1991. If you have a mechanical speedo then there is only 1 year that will work (1989) the 1990-1991 uses an electric speedo. All other NP241's from anything other than a blazer are driver drop and won't work unless you swap a Ford front axle in your rig.

    EDIT: After re-reading your reply i'm guessing you mean it will be easier for him to find a slip yoke from any NP241. That will work.
     
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    good catch i wasnt thinking of that opposite side drop. Wow those are rare cases. Still though I'd be curious to see if the slip yoke is the same even on the drivers side drop. The shaft inside the case is probably different for the electric speedo. if the yoke is the correct spline count might it add another source for his slip yoke?
     
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    The slip yokes are the same.
     
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    Thanks for everyone's replies. We are kind of short on junk yards around here but I will see what I can find!
     
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    nice sig change....haha...check on ebay or carparts.com....your bound to find something, and alot cheaper than what you were quoted. good luck man.
     
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    If you want to upgrade to 1350, I will sell you the one I bought from HAD for 60 shipped
     
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    I may have a stock one floating around for the factory S44 joints. Shoot me a PM if you're interested. $33.10 shipped USPS flat rate.
     
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    I also have a slip yoke 205. I was pretty happy when I found out the truck had a 205 cause I thought they were all bolt on yokes. turns out I was wrong too.

    got to a junk yard for a new yoke. shouldnt be too hard to find with all the slip yoke transfercases used in these trucks and I doubt they will charge you $150.:rolleyes:
     

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