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    Posted: Feb/12/2018 at 8:05pm
i was going to pull the driveshaft on my american ..crawled under and saw a strange coupler holding the driveshaft to the rear end...has anyone ever messed with one of these?..whats the easiest way to pull the driveshaft out ?

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That is commonly referred to as the "big nut" driveshaft.   Instead of messing with that fastener which requires large wrenches and lots of torque to loosen, you can remove the c-clips from the rear u-joint and disconnect it there.  You will need a good light and a small screwdriver to pry the retainer clips out.  Once you get one out, you will realize that it is not so hard.  Joe
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ramblinrev Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/12/2018 at 9:38pm
Don't mess with the big nut! Like Joe said...split the u-joint and get the driveshaft out.
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the big nut axle is a big PITA... i bought the wrenches and do it the hard? easy? way. joe's suggestion is a good one.

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Thank you tomj! I was about to pull mine to replace the seal. What size are the wrenches you used? And did you find a seal that worked? Thanks in advance.....

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I took my drive shaft out and never could get it to stay on after that ended up just changing the rear end good luck in your endever
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that is a crazy way to attach a yoke to a rear end...lol...how do you set the preload on the pinion bearings?
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that has nothing to do with preload but you have to make sure its on far enough or you send the drive shaft in to the trans to far yes it is a funky set up
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ken Doyle Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/13/2018 at 3:13pm
Originally posted by mixed up mixed up wrote:

I took my drive shaft out and never could get it to stay on after that ended up just changing the rear end good luck in your endever

You've got to get it really clean, and use a special version of Loctite made for splines.

But if you don't really have to remove the rear yoke, DON'T !
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thanks for the replies...i didnt want to mess with that yoke....i'll try to break the ujoint loose and split it on the car
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