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2006 Chevrolet Equinox • 250,000 miles

AWD equinox the slip yoke which bolts up to the transmission fell off I made a rookie mistake I have the bearing and the bearing cage how do I align the drive shaft back up to the transmission. I cannot get the bearings to stay in the cage. Please help me !
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Eric.singh13
June 2, 2012.



Which part are you refering to?


KHLow2008
Jun 2, 2012.
Check the diagram.


KHLow2008
Jun 2, 2012.
Component 2 and 3 the shaft slipped out of the flex booth and all the 6 roller ball bearings and the race fell out


Tiny
Eric.singh13
Jun 2, 2012.
Our database does not have the repair instruction for this so I do not know the exact design of the race used.

The center race can be flipped in the opposite direction while reinstalling but it is not interchangeable and if not correctly installed would result in minimal or restricted flexibility.

Can you post some pictures so I can explain how it is done?


KHLow2008
Jun 2, 2012.
I cannot get pictures but ill try my very best to explain. The drive shaft came out of the boot it has a race and it has ball bearings. The end of the driveshaft has a swirl on it. The drive shaft seperated from the flange that bolts onto the transmission. Ive tried putting it back in but it will not lock the driveshaft to turn the rear wheels. Have you ever experienced anything like this?


Tiny
Eric.singh13
Jun 2, 2012.
I have done this on other makes but not on this, that is the reason I need pictures to understand the problem better.

If the bearings and races are not correctly installed, the joint would not work correctly.

After installation, the flange and shaft should turn as a unit, with sufficient flexibility.

At the flange side, the center portion should have a cap, it could be pressed in. Remove the cap and install the bearings so thay they move freely in their seats and you can flex the joint slightly. After ensureing everything is in order and you have sufficient grease, close the cap and reinstall.


KHLow2008
Jun 3, 2012.
Pics


Tiny
Eric.singh13
Jun 5, 2012.
It looks pretty simple but its not. Its a locking type of driveshaft. I put the race on the drive shaft then I put the balls in used alot of grease I put it into the end of the transmission but the race gets caught inside of the cover of the drive shaft


Tiny
Eric.singh13
Jun 5, 2012.
You must assemble everything together before attaching it to the transmission.

After assembling the bearings and race, you need to get the housing clamped together and installed with the bolts and brackets. It is sinmple, just that you need to do it correctly.


KHLow2008
Jun 5, 2012.