Driveshaft question

Tiny
MATT GARNER
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  • 1990 MAZDA B2200
  • 2.2L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 63,000 MILES
I ordered a junkyard driveshaft that was supposed to have come off a 1990 Mazda B2200 regular cab short bed 5MT, just like my truck. I went to install it but it appears to be 1/4 - 3/8" too long. The assembly measures 63.5". I saw a question answered on the forum about a B2200 driveline difference between A/T and M/T and the answer was the (slip) yoke was a different length. Is the difference around 1/4 - 3/8"?

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Tuesday, December 1st, 2020 AT 11:23 PM

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Tiny
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Good morning,

Does your original shaft have a slip yoke on it?

I posted a picture below for you. Which shaft does your truck currently have?

Roy
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Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020 AT 2:33 AM
Tiny
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Yes. My truck is 2WD, regular cab, short bed, 5MT. I spoke to the junk yard I bought the replacement shaft from and they confirmed that the donor truck was also a 1990 B2200, 2WD, regular cab, short bed, 5MT.

Backstory is; I took my driveshaft apart a long time ago to get it chrome plated. Now I'm putting the truck back together but missing everything besides the 2 shafts. My shafts and the shafts in the donor driveline appear to be the exact same length. Trying to figure out why this donor shaft won't just bolt right in before I build up the chrome driveshaft.

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Thursday, December 3rd, 2020 AT 12:02 PM
Tiny
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Okay, is the slip joint totally compressed and still showing too long?

Roy
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Thursday, December 3rd, 2020 AT 12:11 PM
Tiny
MATT GARNER
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You can see in the photo that the center bearing mount is pushed as far forward as it can go, but the yoke isn't as far in as it was on the donor truck. Even pushed all the way forward it's 1/4" too long to bolt up in back.
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Thursday, December 3rd, 2020 AT 12:17 PM
Tiny
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Got it. That will definitely not work. The slip joint has to be able to move.

You have the incorrect shaft. You will have to continue looking for the correct shaft.

I attached a site for you to go and look. I found a lot of driveshafts for your truck.
Go to www. Car-part. Com. Enter your truck info and zip code.

Roy
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Thursday, December 3rd, 2020 AT 12:42 PM
Tiny
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Thanks.

This shaft I have should be the right one, and it's so close to fitting. I just don't get it.
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Thursday, December 3rd, 2020 AT 12:59 PM
Tiny
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If it is that tight, it is no good since you have no allowable movement from the slip yoke.

Roy
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Thursday, December 3rd, 2020 AT 1:07 PM
Tiny
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Is it possible for Ken to take a look at this thread too? He also seemed to have some knowledge about these trucks. Thanks
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Thursday, December 3rd, 2020 AT 1:07 PM
Tiny
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I forwarded it to him for you.

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Thursday, December 3rd, 2020 AT 1:11 PM
Tiny
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I have seen the drives being off a little which happens, a drive line service can help shorten it or you are going to need a different shaft.
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Thursday, December 3rd, 2020 AT 1:59 PM
Tiny
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Thanks Roy and Ken. I will let you know what happens.
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Thursday, December 3rd, 2020 AT 5:11 PM
Tiny
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You are welcome.

Always glad to help.

Roy
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Friday, December 4th, 2020 AT 3:07 AM

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