I'm replacing the front 3 member (front differential) on a Chevy 1988 1500
I unbolted the four bolts to the front of the drivceshaft connecting to the
differential to the ujoints.
At the end of the front drive shaft are four bolts on a flange bolted to the
transfer case of the transmission.
I took these four bolts out.
The shaft won't drop or disengage.
I can't see any other bolts holding it on.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance..
Shade tree mech comment.... Take it out and be done with it. Sometimes
they stick in the saddle and you may need to stick a wrench or big
screw driver between joint and flange to break it loose and remove it.
While you have it out it is a good time to check the joints on it too.
You call it what you want, we have always called it "shade tree".
ALso, where did I say to leave driveshaft off and not
replace/reinstall it when he was done??? Great time to pull it and
check it too and lube if need be because you can inspect it a lot
better off truck than on it.
I guess you are a shade tree too huh? The real mech would remove it
and inspect it fully while they were in there for a mere few extra
minutes of labor while a lessor one would not so they can charge agin
later more money to service it. I can tell that you do not beleive in
PM (Preventative Maintainance) while you are in the area. Glad you do
not work on my stuff.
Again, shade tree mech call
You need to rephrase this... Your (not mine) lack on insight does not
extend to everyone but you would like it to so you do not feel so
alone and make you feel more justified with you shortcuts rather than
doing a proper inspection while in the area. .
This is the classic example where someone asks what time it is
and you feel compelled to tell how to build a watch.
Look dipshit, he asked about why the shaft wouldn't come loose,
he didn't ask for inspection instructions.
And as far as working on your stuff goes, you don't have enough
money to offer for me to work on your greasy slimy crap.
I agree. And seeing as it came from you, exactly what one should
Again, the OPs concern had to do with the drive shaft not coming
loose after he removed the bolts, how that equates to you and
your need for describing removal, inspection and lubrication is
Next time someone asks what time it is, don't tell them how to
build a watch.
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