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Unread 05-03-2012, 08:53 PM   #1
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Tom Wood driveshafts?

I purchased a Woody replacement shaft for my TJ a few years back after installing a SYE. Since then I am now on my second rear joint. This last change I was almost unable to remove the shaft from the rear pinion yoke. The shaft would not collapse without the use of a large pry bar. After removing the rear joint and the rubber boot on the shafts slip spline, I had to use the hydraulic shop press to separate the shaft. Even after cleaning and lubricating both halves really well I could not reassemble the two without the aid of the press.

I eventually stripped off the blue Teflon(?) coating from the splines. Which now allows the shaft to expand and compress.

Just wondering if anyone else has had a similar experience?

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Unread 05-04-2012, 09:14 AM   #2
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Is your rear pinion properly oriented?

Have you called and talked to TW about it? They have excellent customer service.
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