Chrysler Full-Size Trucks 1967-1988 Repair Guide

4-WD Front Driveshaft

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



  1. Raise and support the vehicle on jackstands.
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  3. Remove the four flange retaining bolts and lockwashers from the constant velocity U-joint at the transfer case. Matchmark the parts to reinstall them in the same position. To prevent the constant velocity joint from turning while removing the nuts, utilize a press bar.
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  5. Remove the nuts and lockwashers from the U-bolts at the differential flange and remove the U-bolts.
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  7. Support the driveshaft and separate the U-joint at the front the driveshaft yoke, pulling backward to clear the flange. The driveshaft should never be allowed to hang by either universal joint.
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  9. Remove the driveshaft.
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To install:
  1. Before installing the driveshaft, wipe the areas with a clean cloth and inspect the surfaces for scratches, nicks, dents or burrs. If there are any of these correct the problem before proceeding.
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  3. Support the driveshaft and slide the U-joint into the front the driveshaft yoke, pushing forward past the flange.
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Be sure to install remarked parts with the same orientation as before removal.

  1. Install the U-bolts, then tighten the nuts and lockwashers for the U-bolts at the differential flange.
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  3. With the marked parts reinstall them in the same position. Replace the four flange retaining bolts and lockwashers for the constant velocity U-joint at the transfer case.
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