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Slip Yoke?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by roadrage, Dec 14, 2000.

  1. roadrage

    roadrage Registered Member

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    How do you stop a yoke from leaking at the pressed in plug on the end? Thanks for any help.
     
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    put a new seal in

    Doug Krebs
     
  3. drivelineman

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    you must have the 82 up type rig- they leaked from the factory sometimes- you would do your self a favor buy a new one this is the easist way- they run 118.00 from the gm dealer- i can sell you a brand new one for 80.00$- give me a call- 530-872-5725- ask for jess if your interested-
     
  4. ftn96

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    You talking about the seal inside the t-casr where the slip yoke slides in the rear? IF so I just found mine was leaking as well. $110 ????? For a seal???

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  5. Emmettology 101

    Emmettology 101 3/4 ton status

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    No, I believe Jesse is talking about the slip yoke itself.

    Mike [​IMG]
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  6. ftn96

    ftn96 1/2 ton status

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    Well, when I pulled my Shaft to get a new one made I noticed that there was t-fluid on the lower side of the yoke and all over the under carriage. So Im thinking output seal on the t-case is gone or do I need to inspect the sela on the yoke itself? I didn't know there was a seal on the yoke itself. Please master Emmett, enlighten me.

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  7. Emmettology 101

    Emmettology 101 3/4 ton status

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    Master Emmett, dont make me laugh! :)

    I have heard about htis a few times, but never encountered a seal on the slipyoke(mine hasn't leaked, but my seal does so maybe I am missing the other leak)

    But I believe that is what Jesse and the others are talking about, I think there is something on the inside of the slipyoke(where the splines are) that goes out ot where the u-joint is. I have never looked, but the next time I have a chance I will....
    Sorry i am not that much help!

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  8. ftn96

    ftn96 1/2 ton status

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    Thats cool. My wife is a big Dallas Cowboys fan and wants to know if you got the name Emmett from Emmett Smith?

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  9. Emmettology 101

    Emmettology 101 3/4 ton status

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    Yuk! :) Sorry.. No, an ex girlfriend came up with it back when I first bought my Jimmy in 1993. Not sure where she got it from, but it stuck! :) Funny thing is all most all my friends call my Jimmy, Emmett! It has its own personality and everything and its like the Grandfather of our club since I bought it when we started and have had it ever since... ALmost everyone else has bought a different vehicle since the beginning, but not me! I will have Emmett until I die! LOL

    BTW, I am a Vikings fan! :)

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  10. drivelineman

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    Yes its common to leak there - right by the u joint the plug that's hard to see - everyone thinks its the seal when its the plug most of the time- jess
     
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    I've got the same problem-the slipyoke itself is what leaks. What I'm going to do is thoroughly clean the "new" one I got, lightly chuck it in my vise pointing straight up, and VERY CAREFULLY pour in enough epoxy-type substance to coat the "bottom" of the shaft, avoiding the splines. Let it cure for a couple days, and Presto!, no more leak. Should work well.

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  12. HarryH3

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    Jarhead, are you talking about plugging the hole in the end of the slip joint? If so, ya don't want to do that. There needs to be a hole there so pressure doesn't build up in the joint as it moves in and out. Without that hole you'll get a vacuum in the void as the joint slips out and then pressure as it slips back together.

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    i've done what jarhead is talking about. no problems with "suction" (the slip yoke doesn't move that far in and out). no more leak either. did it back in the summer in sunny southern texas and am now in chilly indiana with still no problem (i was a little worried about expansion and contraction with temperature). 4.00 for some jb weld, some sandpaper, and a few hours cure time. works like a champ!! good luck.

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    Harry - this is true on some but not this type it has a blind spline in it for oil return - the prob. is the back plug and how it is sweated in from the factory its hard to get them to not leak- jesse
     
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    Hey EODBRIAN, haven't seen you for a while. I have to give the credit for "my" idea to him, he's the one who suggested it to me in the first place! I just haven't gotten around to doing it yet...

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