Tailshaft play?

Sleeper

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I was underneath the car today and discovered that there is a lot of play in the tranny's tailshaft. If I have this much play how much damage have I done internally? And what needs to be done?( Aside from the tailshaft slop, the tranny shifts perfectly.)
Thanks
Paul

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Was driveshaft in or out?

If the driveshaft was in and you have alot of play, you may want to pull and ck yolk and/or bushing. If it did hollow it out there is a guy on gnttype that has made a fix to save the case. If Driveshaft was out , they are only supported by the yolk and at center support . It is very normal to have the output shaft almost touch the seal or bushing area. It appears to have alot of slop but in fact this is totally normal.

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Clarification ?

Bruce
I noticed the play with the driveshaft in. I then yanked it out to check further. I'm not quite sure what you mean? Are you saying that the yoke of the driveshaft is supported by a bushing in the trans, when it is installed? Can this bushing replacement be done while the tranny is in the car or is it a more complicated deal?

Thanks
Paul
 
Re: Clarification ?

Originally posted by Sleeper
Bruce
I noticed the play with the driveshaft in. I then yanked it out to check further. I'm not quite sure what you mean? Are you saying that the yoke of the driveshaft is supported by a bushing in the trans, when it is installed
Yes, that is exactly correct.
Originally posted by Sleeper
Can this bushing replacement be done while the tranny is in the car or is it a more complicated deal?Thanks
Paul [/B]

No, not that I know of, or not correctly. It has to be completely disassembled and changed. I heard of somebody doing it in car but I would never attempt.

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A OK :)

Thanks Bruce
I did a double check today, and think I was being a bit paranoid. Slipped another yoke in, and there was a minimal of play. :)

Paul
 
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