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Unread 07-23-2009, 03:41 PM   #1
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Can't get my drive shaft off of the output shaft, any tips/tricks?

I am trying to get my drive shaft off of the transfer case and it seems to be frozen to the splines of the output shaft. For some reason, my drive shaft didn't have the boot over it and I'm thinking that helped lead to it getting all rusted up and what not and now its not moving at all. I'm hoping someone else has had to deal with this before and has a suggestion for me, so far its gotten liberal amounts of PB Blaster and heat and I've tried to ratchet strap it off as well as hammer on it a little. Thanks in advance!

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Unread 07-23-2009, 05:29 PM   #2
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Bump.....we need some suggestions
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I've been scratching my head over this one. DMCastino, are you going to reuse that drivehshaft?
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Unread 07-23-2009, 05:41 PM   #4
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Don't plan to. I'm hanging out with him now.
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It's probably held on by the vacuum inside the slip joint that is pretty well sealed up by the grease and tight fit of the splines. If he's not going to re-use it, I'd drill a vent hole at the end of the outer slip joint at a point away from the opening and see if that doesn't allow it to be pulled off. I'd drill it far enough towards the rear so you hit the open area behind the t-case output shaft where you won't damage it and air goes into the area with the vacuum.
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I've been scratching my head over this one. DMCastino, are you going to reuse that drivehshaft?
Well that makes me feel better. No we are not going to reuse the drive, so right we are trying to cut along the splines and cut the shaft off that way. If I screw up the output shaft, 472cid has graciously given me his spare output shafts, the only problem is he lives a few hours away. So wish us luck I suppose, I'm watching imped4now play with his new grinder under my Jeep as we speak, (its nice that he has a new tool, it means I don't have to be the one grinding things ).
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It's probably held on by the vacuum inside the slip joint that is pretty well sealed up by the grease and tight fit of the splines. If he's not going to re-use it, I'd drill a vent hole at the end of the outer slip joint at a point away from the opening and see if that doesn't allow it to be pulled off. I'd drill it far enough towards the rear so you hit the open area behind the t-case output shaft and where you won't damage it.
Good thought! We will do that as well
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