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1995 Chevrolet S10 Question: Does the drive shaft need to be in time?

 

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Doc1713, 4.3L V6, Apopka, FL, November 18, 2013, 06:30
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I replaced tran and diff seals, there was no vibration before the seal replacement. now a noticeable vibration. checked rear u-joint saddle for miss alinement, but is in correct position.
Vibration subsides some after 65mph.

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    pushrod November 18, 2013, 06:40
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    If you replaced the pinion seal, did you torque the 'yoke' retainer nut correctly?

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    Doc1713, November 18, 2013, 06:46
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    I torqued it at 140 '#

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    Greg's Orange Auto (13365 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper November 18, 2013, 06:52
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    if its one piece drive shaft no it doesn't,double ck you work b4 you damage the diff gears

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    Doc1713, November 18, 2013, 06:55
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    It's not a 1 piece shaft...has a slip joint and mount mid way back from trans

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    pushrod, November 18, 2013, 07:16
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    Long bed pick up would have been useful info! Bunch of S-10's!!! All u-joints have got to be in line with each other! Did you separate the shafts?

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    Doc1713, November 18, 2013, 07:18
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    it's not a long bed, but is extended cab and all joints are in line

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    pushrod, November 18, 2013, 07:22
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    Same difference!! No other way to "time" a u-joint.

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    Doc1713, November 18, 2013, 07:27
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    I called a Chev dealership and there service dept said it needs timed...remove rear joint from saddle and turn diff yoke 180 deg

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