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propshaft Swap

bernieg

Overdrive!
Is changing a propshaft simply a matter of unbolting the old one and bolting the new one in place?? What do all the manauls mean when they talk about balancing??

Bernie
 
Is changing a propshaft simply a matter of unbolting the old one and bolting the new one in place??
Yes. The hardest part is that sometimes the nuts and bolts can be very siezed. There is a special spanner available from difflock.com, but I have managed with a pair of side spanners and a grinder :D
What do all the manauls mean when they talk about balancing??
I htink if you remove a propr and intend to refit it, you should mark it up to the flanges so that it goes back in the same 'place' that it came off from. But I can't see how this matters with a new one. Never gave me any problems.
 
grease nipples ! :p don't they need to be back in the same place/side will they not make a difference aren't they balanced ?

i think it can only go back on one way or either that half a rotation being then upside down
 
Yes, it is that simple, although the nuts and bolts can be a very very hard to get undone!!!!

The new prop will already be balanced, and the assuming the bearings on the output shafts are good, they will be true as well..


Cheers
 
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Yes it is that simple.
I use three 9/16 AF spanners. You can actually get a Snap-On 9/16 AF 3/8 drive socket on.
A long ring spanner to loosen ALL the bolts. Then a combination and OE to remove the bolts.

TIP
Jack a wheel up so you can turn the prop.
At the gearbox end undo the nuts while the bolt is in the TOP position. At the diff undo with the bolts at the bottom.

It will help if you do the diff first. That way the prop dropps making things easier
 
I htink if you remove a propr and intend to refit it, you should mark it up to the flanges so that it goes back in the same 'place' that it came off from. But I can't see how this matters with a new one. Never gave me any problems.

Shouldn't make a difference putting the old one back if the UJ's have been changed though should it, would be like fitting a new prop? If the prop had been apart to check the splines would that make a difference?

Bernie
 
Shouldn't make a difference putting the old one back if the UJ's have been changed though should it, would be like fitting a new prop? If the prop had been apart to check the splines would that make a difference?

Bernie


If you change the uj's make sure the grease nipples go back in the same postion and the two parts with the knuckles on go back in the same position...


CHeers
 
Im going to make life easy and chop the middel cross member out before I Swap mine.. But thats a little extreme :p
 
Yes, it is that simple, although the nuts and bolts can be a very very hard to get undone!!!!

The new prop will already be balanced, and the assuming the bearings on the output shafts are good, they will be true as well..


Cheers

You naughty boy toppa ;)
 
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