My right rear wheel bearings needed replaced, so I started that project
tonight. I drive a '94 Chevy K1500. As I found myself in the middle of the
project, it required opening up the diff. cover, removing the retaining clip
on the axle, and pulling the axel out. I decided that maybe while I had the
diff. pulled apart this far, I probably should do the wheel bearing on the
other side. Then I thought about it some more and decided maybe this would
also be a good time to change my axle ratio from 3.08:1 to 4.1:1. So.... I
left my truck mostly disassembled for the night.
I don't want to change my front diff. just yet, due to $$ constraints (I'm
only thinking of doing the rear since I have it pulled apart right now, and
really don't want to do this all again). I know that it should be ok to
drive the truck as long as I don't use 4 wheel drive.
Now, my question...
As a safety precaution... is it OK to pull the front drive shaft, and run
without it until I can go ahead and change the gearing in the front diff.