1997 Chevrolet Blazer Q&A
1997 Chevrolet Blazer Question: Can I drive without my rear drive shaft?
I believe the answer is yes, but you will likely need to remove the ring gear also because the pinion will be jammed on it. I did the same thing with a late 70s pickup. Start shopping for a good used axle soon. - lightsaber
Agree with first answer, ring gear will have to come out! Everything else stays. Except the driveshaft of course. - pushrod