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Old 03-27-2013, 10:59 PM   #1
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Driveshaft Trouble

So I recently rebuilt my clutch etc, I got my driveshaft on, but im having trouble getting it torqued down, I have 2 jack stands, 2 jacks. One jack is 20in of lift four ton. The other is 15in of lift or so and 2 ton. I need to get more room and jacking it up on the rear alone (using frame rails) doesn't help. Where else can I not only use as a jack point but a stand point. Do I need to use thread locker? Also I was doing some work under the car and I noticed a small (dryish) trail from right where the main rear seal is... the thing is I just replaced it with a new one and I don't want to tear down again is it possible its leaking??!
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I jack mine right under the center of the differential housing.
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Thanks then put the stands under the axle??
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Yes. And use threadlock. Not sure about your mainseal, but if there's alot of miles on the engine the seal wears a groove in the crank.
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The drive shaft bolts are easy to get to as long as you turn the shaft to get to each bolt.
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The drive shaft bolts are easy to get to as long as you turn the shaft to get to each bolt.
Still didnt have enough room to move my torque wrench =( but i got it to about 50ft/lbs and used threadlocker
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Iv never used a torque wrench on a driveshaft and iv pulled them off of numerous vehicles. I just tighten them up as much as i can with a wrench and use some locktite. And check to make sure they didnt start backing out after a little driving
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Iv never used a torque wrench on a driveshaft and iv pulled them off of numerous vehicles. I just tighten them up as much as i can with a wrench and use some locktite. And check to make sure they didnt start backing out after a little driving
Yeah true dat yo. Lol
I use a swivel on my impact.
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Lmao. Swivel and an impact!!?!? I didn't even think of that. Really, the job could probably be done with the car on the ground, using a combination of swivels and long extensions. Lol.
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Lmao. Swivel and an impact!!?!? I didn't even think of that. Really, the job could probably be done with the car on the ground, using a combination of swivels and long extensions. Lol.
Seriously. I used a short extension with an impact swivel. Works great!
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I lay on my back and slide under with a 12 point 12mm wrench lol but my car isnt lowered any and im just a little fella so its not much trouble for me
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Seriously. I used a short extension with an impact swivel. Works great!
Hmmm. Im not familiar with an impact swivel. WTF!?! Am I really that out of touch?
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Well generally I try to torque to spec. That's just me.
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