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post #1 of 32 Old 12-15-2009, 11:56 PM Thread Starter
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Driving without rear drive shaft.

I am trying to track down some vibrations i am having, i was wondering if i could drive in 4x4 without my rear driveshaft of dry roads, i know i am not supposed to with part time, but i am not sure how to check to see if my rear shaft is out of balance, i have already checked the front. So what is the word, would i be able to do it if all i have to make is right turns and some other slight turns?

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post #2 of 32 Old 12-16-2009, 12:03 AM
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x2 youll be fine
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just go easy on it.

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You can easily drive without the rear drive shaft - even part time 4LO on dry roads without a problem!

The only thing you must carry of is /depending on model of transfer case you have and which way do you remove rear drive shaft/ - you MUST somehow seal the rear extension opening in a transfer case to avoid oil leaking.

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I just did this for about a week due to bad U joints in my rear shaft, at first I was nervous but quickly realized there was nothing to fear. You can drive highway speeds etc, only thing noticible is very slow full lock turns...
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Tape a 20OZ soda bottle to the rear tailcone when you do this.


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well mine is a 93 and every time i have drove it without a shaft the think that connects my drive line to the T case falls out. causing the fluid to go. dont let that happen.
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so what you guys are saying is that i need to secure the output shaft from the t-case? and i do have the 231 transfer case
reading the stock specs it seems like only pre 96 has the output that can come out.
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i do have the 231 transfer case
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Tape a 20OZ soda bottle to the rear tailcone when you do this.
is a very good idea for you unless you have SYE installed

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Tape a 20OZ soda bottle to the rear tailcone when you do this.
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The only thing you must carry of is /depending on model of transfer case you have and which way do you remove rear drive shaft/ - you MUST somehow seal the rear extension opening in a transfer case to avoid oil leaking.
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well mine is a 93 and every time i have drove it without a shaft the think that connects my drive line to the T case falls out. causing the fluid to go. dont let that happen.
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is a very good idea for you unless you have SYE installed
He has an 01 thus a sealed TC and external slip yoke. No need to worry about anything spilling out.
You can drive it any wha you like in 4wd without the rear shaft, it will just be like driving a front wheel drive vehicle. The only reason 4x4 is a problem on dry roads is when the front and rear axles need to spin at different speeds.. but obviously without a rear shaft that is not a problem.

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when my dad blew his rear end on his older f-250. he put it in 4 and drove from The Pas all the way down to Minnidosa, Manitoba. about a 7hr drive?
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so all i need to do is remove the shaft and go for the test drive correct? i do not need to use the soda bottle?
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you do not need to worry about fluid coming out

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ive got some questions about removing the rear shaft. I was reading the FSM is the rear shaft keyed or what are some pointers from you guys to remove the shaft?
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