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Slip Yoke?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Suffergauge, Nov 14, 2002.

  1. Suffergauge

    Suffergauge 1/2 ton status

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    Okay so I am gonna sound like a retard here but what is a slip yoke? I hear tons of bad stuff about them. Is it where the driveline kinda looks like there is a shock in the middle of it? How exactly does the eliminator kit work?

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    On the back of NP 208 transfer cases the yoke that the drive shaft attaches to the transfer cases with is a free floating shaft wich engages to the transfer case with splines and the drive shaft with a yoke and single u joint. If the drive shaft were out, the slip yoke can be pulled right out.
     
  3. Suffergauge

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    So I am assuming that I don't have one because the yoke on the back of my t-case is bolted on. So what is the one like mine? It looks like it extends and contracts somehow.
     
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    If your truck is older than '80 then it will have a fixed yoke, with a slip joint on the driveshaft itself. In 80 or 81 they started putting the slip joint on the transfer case, with a solid driveshaft.
     
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    I don't know if yours is still visible but if you look at the rear of your transfer case, You should see a little tag with something like New process 205, etc... If you don't have a slip joint, that's actually good. There's quite a few here who have paid good money to change them over to what you've got.Yours is called a fixed yoke. Right behind it you should have a cv joint and lower on the shaft you should have a slip joint and then your rear u joint. That's the same setup I've got on my paperweight of a chevy 4x4 shortbed.
     
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    Right behind it you should have a cv joint

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    Not unless it's been modified. In stock form it should be just a plain ujoint.
     
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    I can't tell from mine what was stock. I don't think much on it is.
     
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    It goes - np203 w/ a fixed yoke, u-joint, slip joint, u-joint, diff.
     

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