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Gen 2 Rear Driveshaft Install

Thread in 'Maintenance / Service' started by Jon OData, Nov 29, 2019.

  1. Jon OData

    Jon OData Well-Known Member 2nd Gen Owner 4 Wheel Drive V6 Engine

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    You need an 8mm deep wall and/or an extension for the front, 15mm deep wall for the carrier bearing nuts, and a 12mm 12 point for the rear axle. I also bought a 23" breaker bar, 3/8'', which came in handy. There was a lot of back and forth putting the Trac in Park or Neutral. I started with the front which unbolted easy enough, I sprayed everything yesterday, then it hit me that if I totally unbolted the front then I'd have no way to lock the rear so I could unbolt it. So I got everything loose before unbolting all the way and reassembled the same way. Needed some hammer and screwdriver work to separate the front from the t-case. Breaker bar was handy for the carrier bearing and rear axle nuts and bolts. The Ultra Power driveshaft from Rock Auto did not come with carrier bearing bolts so I had to put a deep wall socket under the OE bolts and hammer them out and reuse them, not a big deal. Put a dab of blue Loctite on the front and rear bolts. Feels smoother after a test ride around town. Took about two hours.

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  2. EddieS'04

    EddieS'04 Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner 2 Wheel Drive V6 Engine

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    Maybe Im not smart enough. If the trans and the rear 3rd member are stationary (IRS). Why is a split drive shaft needed?
    I would think the slip yoke on the trans end would sufice any movment, or instaltion. Is the drive shaft distance that far. Compared to the gen1.
     
  3. Jon OData

    Jon OData Well-Known Member 2nd Gen Owner 4 Wheel Drive V6 Engine

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    Crossmember is in the way.
     
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    EddieS'04 Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner 2 Wheel Drive V6 Engine

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    Thanks Jon, I have never had a chance to see the under side of a gen2..
    If I get chance I will take a look. One problem with that is. Any time I find myself under a vehicle. It is hard for me to stop looking and get up. I get hung up on studying the engineering, of some thing new to me.....LOL....o_O
     
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  5. Todd Z

    Todd Z Well-Known Member 2nd Gen Owner V6 Engine V8 Engine

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    Eddie,
    2 angle changes, Ford could not engineer it straight... its a joke.... one angle to the right and 1 down...its stupid... should be dead nuts straight..
     
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