Chrysler Full-Size Vans 1967-1988 Repair Guide

Center Bearing

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See Figure 1

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Fig. Fig. 1: Exploded view of the two-section drive shaft center support bearing

When two or more driveshafts are used in tandem, a rubber-mounted center bearing supports the center portion of the drive line. The center bearing is mounted in rubber in a bracket which is bolted to the frame crossmember.

REMOVAL



  1. Make parts for re-assembly and remove driveshafts as described earlier.
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  3. Place the front shaft in a vise and pull the bearing support and insulator away from the bearing.
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  5. Bend the slinger away from the bearing with a hammer to obtain clearance to install a bearing puller.
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  7. Remove the bearing with a puller. Remove the slinger. Discard all parts. A replacement kit contains all necessary repair parts.
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ASSEMBLY AND INSTALLATION



  1. Place the new slinger, bearing assembly and retainer on the driveshaft. Each part is a press fit.
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  3. Use a strong tube or pipe which cleans the shaft spline. Press or drive the parts forward into position.
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  5. Connect the two piece driveshaft and install the reverse order of removal.
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See Figures 2, 3 and 4

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Fig. Fig. 2: Transmission Fluid Indications



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Fig. Fig. 3: Troubleshooting Basic Driveshaft and Rear Axle Problems



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Fig. Fig. 4: Select Shim Chart

 
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