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Rear driveshaft removal and driving question

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I know I can drive with the front shaft doing the work and the rear removed but is it really safe for short distances, approx 50 miles total. I have to have the double cardion (sp) joint replaced again and want to be able to drive the bronco there and back and maybe for the next day while it's being repaired. Should I be concerned with the shaft placement when putting it back on, marking before taking off for balance.

Silly question really but want to be safe, or should I drive my wifes old purple turd to work and back, Ford Escort.

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Whoops, driveshaft removal.

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well now that you have 4 tires on the bronco i can reply to it.. :D

i was a passenger in a friends bronco (93eddieb) when he broke the rear driveshaft. After the offroad trip we drove home at normal speeds for well over 50 miles... the only problem i remember is that he had an LS up front and it would jerk the truck a bit at times.. other than that it worked nice..
 

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Thanks for the edit and reply

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I've driven around with just the front shaft, no issues. Was doing the same thing, new joints in the rear D shaft and had to go get something or other. Just to be on the safe side I also matchmarked the shaft to the output flange at Tcase and Pinion.
 

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I have driven for a couple hundred km with just the front drive shaft, I had to slow down to between 80 -90 km/h but then again that is the speed limit
 

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yea if ya have a slip yoke like the pickups don't even try it because you will come very close to frying your t case if you don't fry it....all that fuild will just be puking out the back while you are driving down the road.....stupid design wish i had a fixed yoke setup:banghead
 

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Ive driven many times with the rear driveshaft removed.
The only thing I noticed, is in a turn the harder you pres the gas the more the stering wheel trys to turn back to strait, but every front wheel drive does that.

I have not tried doing it since I put the limitted slip in the front. It would probably still be fine it would just requir more stering input.
 

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Thanks all. Drove it to the driveline shop and got the double cardion replaced for free, no problelms except turning sharp while on the gas, you can coast with no problems around the corners though.

Later, I'm off to install the driveshaft.
 

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Yea I slung a drive shaft out of my '78 years ago, and had to drive quite aways home, then to the salvage yard, parts store, and back home (when I slung the shaft...I actualy "slung" the shaft...it went into a big field of Kudzu and we couldn't find it thats why I had to go the the salvage yard for a new shaft) But I had no problems!:beer
 

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Just got it in and test drove it, it's nice not to have that squeak anylonger.

I know the joint is non serviceable but do any or you have problems with the cardion joint squeaking after a few months, I had mine replaced about 8 months ago and just started squeaking again last month. The person at the DL shop said there is nothing they can do but press is out and lube it up every so often.

What a PIA.

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94bronco said:
I know the joint is non serviceable but do any or you have problems with the cardion joint squeaking after a few months
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My double cardion has a greas fitting on it to lube it. Its one of thoes kind that looks like the oposit of a normal zerk fitting. Its like a cup instead of a ball. It is a pita to get to tho. Every time I want to greas it i have to remove the driveshaft and push the double cordone yoke as far as it will go to one side to beable to get the greas gun on it.
 

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94bronco said:
Just got it in and test drove it, it's nice not to have that squeak anylonger.

I know the joint is non serviceable but do any or you have problems with the cardion joint squeaking after a few months, I had mine replaced about 8 months ago and just started squeaking again last month. The person at the DL shop said there is nothing they can do but press is out and lube it up every so often.

What a PIA.

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Did mine back in March, cleaned the whole assembly, lubed the ball/seal in the DC with Valvoline synthetic grease, and used non-greasable Brute Force joints. No problems. don't let the dumb name fool you, they are a quality product made by Neapco. Wanted spicer but had trouble finding for the driveshafts for a reasonable price. So, I've got the spicer 760x in the axleshafts and these Neapcos in the driveshafts. Oh, and one 799x for the front center TTB axle slipshaft assembly.
 

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Gacknar said:
My double cardion has a greas fitting on it to lube it. Its one of thoes kind that looks like the oposit of a normal zerk fitting. Its like a cup instead of a ball. It is a pita to get to tho. Every time I want to greas it i have to remove the driveshaft and push the double cordone yoke as far as it will go to one side to beable to get the greas gun on it.
You got pictures of it? From what I was told, granted they want my business but they didn't charge me anything for the service, they said they are non serviceable, no zerk fitting on mine and they said they don't make one, not them but anyone.
 
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