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Unread 11-17-2010, 10:14 PM   #1
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Driveshaft bolts

Where can I find the front driveshaft bolts, the ones on the differential side not the transfer case side. There's six of them and the dealer wants $7 each. Don't think a regular bolt will work.

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Unread 11-17-2010, 10:18 PM   #2
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i have some, i just swapped the cv style drive shaft to the u joint style
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Unread 11-17-2010, 11:13 PM   #3
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I got mine at the bolt supply house here,i forget what its called though. I believe its just an 8mm, i dont remember it being anything special. and they weren't expensive at all, i ended up buying the guy a coffee so he didn't have to do any paper works for such a little order.

do you have at least one good one for comparison?
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Unread 11-18-2010, 12:19 AM   #4
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These are the ones that hold the little straps right?

Im positive I have a bunch laying around from 2 or 3 shafts. If I have them mail would probably take 4 days or so.
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Unread 11-18-2010, 12:28 AM   #5
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These are the ones that hold the little straps right?

Im positive I have a bunch laying around from 2 or 3 shafts. If I have them mail would probably take 4 days or so.
yea, do you have any shafts? i broke mine at the cv
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Unread 11-18-2010, 07:59 AM   #6
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These bolts are threaded the entire length, the bolts at the hardware store are not and it looked like the part that was not threaded was a larger diameter. Maybe that small difference won't matter. I would rather have the originals. I'll post a picture tonight and anyone that has three for sale that match can PM me.
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Unread 11-18-2010, 08:55 AM   #7
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Any auto parts store should carry them. I bought a set of 4, complete with u-joint straps, from Pep Boys for something like $3.
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Unread 11-18-2010, 09:27 AM   #8
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i got mine at an auto parts store. they are 1.25 x 8m
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Unread 11-18-2010, 10:37 PM   #9
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Here's a picture of one. I work mon - fri can't get to a supply house. Any auto parts stores carry these.
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Unread 11-18-2010, 10:53 PM   #10
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napa would carry them for sure, probably any other parts stores too.
they might come in a kit with new straps, but wouldn't be very expensive anyways
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Unread 11-18-2010, 11:43 PM   #11
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These bolts are threaded the entire length, the bolts at the hardware store are not and it looked like the part that was not threaded was a larger diameter. Maybe that small difference won't matter. I would rather have the originals. I'll post a picture tonight and anyone that has three for sale that match can PM me.
Sounds like you have a compantion flange, not a yoke. Ergo, the strap screws aren't likely to work for you (for most light-duty automotive apps, the strap screws are 1/4"-28. Companion flange screws can be 5/16", 3/8", M8, or M10.)

As for the shoulder - standard practise (ISO or SAE) is to thread the screw for up to three times its nominal diameter - a 1/4" screw, 1" long, will be threaded for 3/4" of its length and the 1/4" directly under the head will be full nominal diameter with no threads (called "shoulder" or "grip.")

Most hardware stores and such will stick to this standard. You can get fully-threaded screws, but they generally have to be had from a fastener house - they can be had rather easily from Fastenal. Check their site (Home | Fastenal) for a branch local to you - they're a handy source, and their only flaw is that they tend to keep banker's hours.

A CV-style pinion flange is probably late enough that it's an ISO screw, and light enough that it's probably an M8-1.25. Do you recall what wrench you used to remove it, and whether the head of the screw had hash marks (SAE) or a number (ISO?)
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Unread 11-19-2010, 04:38 AM   #12
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U-pull , cheap if not free . Mine would not charge me for a few bolts . If you need those washers , get em there too .
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Unread 11-19-2010, 08:21 AM   #13
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It is a CV-Style flange. The bolts are metric and I think it was an 8mm socket that I used. Tried Advance Auto their hardware section was pathetic, I'll try some of the others Saturday.
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