Fix Differential Leaks: Car Repair Tips : Removing Drive Shaft for Differential Leak Repair

Fix Differential Leaks: Car Repair Tips : Removing Drive Shaft for Differential Leak Repair


Hi I’m Doug. I work with twenty great guys
in St. Louis at Doug Jenkins Custom Hot Rods
and we’re going to do some work for you today
on Expert Village. He’s going to be very careful
removing the drive shaft from the differential
yolk. The other end of the drive shaft is
a slip joint that slides into the back of
the transmission. It’s a slip joint because
as the rear axle goes up and down it needs
to get longer and shorter so those splines
slide in and out. A little bit of oil will
drip out of the back of the transmission when
you do that. The u-joint bearing caps don’t
have anything to hold them in place without
the differential yolk holding them so Dan
wraps tapes around it so he can set the drive
shaft on the floor and not knock the bearing
caps off. If you knock the caps off little
needle bearings go all over the floor and
you get to buy a new u-joint.

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