It's likely just hanging there from rust seizure. give it a good whack, and it will fall right off, so be ready to grab hold of it. Don't knock it on the tube, hit it right down at the joining of the flange to pinion yoke, shouldn't need much of a hit, just a shock to break the rust hold.Konham said:I unbolted all 8 12pt nuts form the ends of the rear driveshaft, but it wont come out. I need to take it out to figure out which u-joint needs replacing. Need help quick its starting to rain!?!?
You have to first remove the clips from all four sides.Konham said:got it out rather easily actually, but now having a hell of a time getting the u-joint out, seems rusted in there pretty bad
Yes, I've done this before (drive using front driveshaft only). Dealer will likely be expensive, you could also go to napa. Just be careful they sell you the correct one. from napa IIRC the centering ball kit is about $40Konham said:yeah actually i did use that procedure, as according to the manual. Didnt have a vise so i used the sockets and a sledge hammer, took a real beating to get them out, and kinda flattened one of the sockets. I got the first u-joint out, working on the next one. It seems as if the centering ball joint thing in the inside was what was causing problems, because it is all wore and has no grease. Looks like i will have to weight till monday to finish since the dealership isnt open tomorrow. Its ok to drive with only front wheel drive right?