2000 Chevy Silverado Front Drive shaft removal

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CHEVELLE_454SS
  • 2000 CHEVROLET SILVERADO

Drive Train Axles Bearings problem
2000 Chevy Silverado V8 Four Wheel Drive Automatic

Im working on my brothers 4x4. I can't figure out how to remove the front drive shaft. Have it unbolted, but can't get it out of the transfer case. Could you tell me how it comes out.

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Monday, December 22nd, 2008 AT 6:54 PM

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Tiny
ZEBUESK
  • 2001 CHEVROLET SILVERADO
  • 13,000 MILES
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Stuck in 4lo, trying to replace TC motor, Got the brackets off but the front of the drive shaft will not come down.

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Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 AT 12:25 PM
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There should be a two yokes, one on the driveshaft, the other on the differential, connected by a U-joint. This U-joint is secured to the differential yoke by 2 U-bolts. Scribe a line on the top of one of the U-joints across the yoke. Remove the 2 nuts on each U-bolt and slide the driveshaft away from the differential and out.

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Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 AT 12:25 PM
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Ya I have the u bolts off, but I cant budge the driveshaft towards the TC at all I've pried as hard as I can but it will not move. Is it a problem that I am in 4LOW? Is this the reason why I cant pull the drive shaft back towards the TC?

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Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 AT 12:25 PM
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I don't think so. You could try shifting it into neutral, but I doubt that's the problem.

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Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 AT 12:25 PM
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I did try it in neutral. Any other Ideas. I appreciate the help

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Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 AT 12:25 PM
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Try rotating the driveshaft to aid removal. If the front yoke can be taken apart, try that.

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Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 AT 12:25 PM
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DEAN LOMBARDINI
  • 1980 CHEVROLET TRUCK
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Drive Train Axles Bearings problem
1980 Chevy Truck V8 Four Wheel Drive Automatic 155, 00 miles

how to replace and repair the front drive shaft universal joint

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Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 AT 12:25 PM
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Remove the shaft remove lock rings from ujoints
use a ujoint press or a 13/16 socket pound ujoints out use a vise to reinstall

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Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 AT 12:25 PM
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BUDSELECT
  • 1991 CHEVROLET TRUCK
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Drive Train Axles Bearings problem
1991 Chevy Truck V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 250000 miles

help me figure out why I can't break loose the drive shaft from the rear differential

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Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 AT 12:25 PM
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After you have removed the four bolts, . You will have to take a prybar and put it through the yoke, most likely the U-joints are pressed in very tight, if you have a carrier bearing in the middle of your driveshaft. You will have to unbolt it from the chassis before removing the driveline from the rear end.

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Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 AT 12:25 PM
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FEARSKITZ
  • 2003 CHEVROLET SILVERADO
  • 120 MILES
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When replacing the rear drive shaft with a used but factory driveshaft does it require balancing or any other servicing other than reeplacing the U-Joints

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Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 AT 12:25 PM
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Not if it hasn't been damaged.

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Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 AT 12:25 PM
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MATTREULE
  • 2001 CHEVROLET SILVERADO
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  • 90,000 MILES
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I have the drive shaft off so how do I remove the universal joint from the draft shaft

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Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 AT 12:26 PM
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There should be clips either onteh outside or inside of the driveshaft. Put he shaft ina vise and you can either put a socket in that will slide through the driveshaft and another one on the other side that is largerandpress the joint out. Repeat until the joint is out then reinstall the same way.

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