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    Wth!!!!!!! Driveshaft? Need help quick!!!

    How in the world does this propeller drive shaft come out? Ive unbolted all the bolts but it wont come apart? I tried prying it apart but nothing...am I not puttn enough a$$ into it?

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    Re: Wth!!!!!!! Driveshaft? Need help quick!!!

    silver02ta, Do you mean the drive shaft to the rear diff. Only four bolts on each end. I have had mine out once, easy. Danny

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    Re: Wth!!!!!!! Driveshaft? Need help quick!!!

    im trying to take out my trans....I just need it out of the way...I only unbolted the front section that bolts into the tailshaft

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    Re: Wth!!!!!!! Driveshaft? Need help quick!!!

    silver02ta, You must unbolt the other end at the diff. the drive shaft should drop down. Danny

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    You may be able to just unbolt the carrier bearing mount, and that may be enough. But it would be better to remove the shaft completely. I don't think you want to bend that bearing too much. I removed it completely. Torque specs are in my thread.

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    Re: Wth!!!!!!! Driveshaft? Need help quick!!!

    I removed the carrier bearing mount too and it still wont come apart from trans??

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    Get a bigger pry bar. If I remember correctly, there are metal spacer tubes in the rubber donuts that the bolts go thru. When torqued down they are pretty much press fit into the trans prop. Take some pics and post them and I can tell you if I see anything you missed.

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    Re: Wth!!!!!!! Driveshaft? Need help quick!!!

    Finally got it.... ughh

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    Re: Wth!!!!!!! Driveshaft? Need help quick!!!

    silver02ta, How big a pry bar did you use. Danny

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    Re: Wth!!!!!!! Driveshaft? Need help quick!!!

    I used a ball joint separator lol

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