Driveshaft tube to transmision gap

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bud Holzschuh - Panama City, FL on Tuesday, October 01, 2013 - 10:01 am:

After recently rebuilding the rear end on my 15 touring I proceeded to bolt up the drive shaft housing to the transmission.

There was about a 3/4" gap which I was able to pull up tight with the 4 bolts/nuts. Later I thought that if I had put on the wheels and lowered the cars weight on them, that gap probably would have closed up putting far less strain on the bolts/nuts, transmission ears, etc.

Yesterday I decided to replace the top two bolts with something closer to original, and decided to loosen all 4 bolts/nuts to see if the gap had closed up.

Well, there was still a 1/4" gap there, even with the weight of the car on the rear end.

So here's the question: Is that gap something to be concerned about? It pulled up tight easily. Would it be a good idea to loosen the rear spring hangers and attempt to let things realign themselves ?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bob Jablonski on Tuesday, October 01, 2013 - 10:04 am:

Bud: Get behind the rear axel & give agood push forward with both boots. The ball has to seat in the "4th main". Gravity is a Bitsch.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Roger Karlsson, southern Sweden on Tuesday, October 01, 2013 - 10:07 am:

I really don't think it's a problem, but you can loosen the four nuts clamping the rear spring to the frame before tightening up the drive shaft housing to trans screws. Maybe the rear spring resettles a little, then you can tighten everything up again :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bill dugger on Tuesday, October 01, 2013 - 12:45 pm:

Bud: Did you think of the rear spring hangers, as a thought you might loosen them and tighten the ball cap bolts and the the spring hangers. Just my thoughts.

bill d


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