Removing Drive Shaft

Discussion in 'KJ General Discussion' started by stn, Oct 12, 2019.

  1. stn

    stn Full Access Member

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    All,

    It's been a while since I've posted. Honestly since replacing my 02 Sport with an 05, I must say I find myself in the garage fixing things a lot less.

    However my new machine did pick up a vibration when decelerating the other week. Today when I crawled under to remove the driveshaft for U-Joint replacement, I fond the four rear bolts would back out about 1/4 then stop.

    I'm assuming some type of thread locker is used at the factory. ---Any tips/tricks/advice on getting them out or is it not worth the hassle for me to do it at home?
     
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    HoosierJeeper Gold Supporter/Admin Staff Member Administrator

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    You can see them from other side of the yoke. I'd just hit them with some PB plaster and give them a few taps on the heads with a sledge hammer. I've never had an issue getting mine out, and it's been out more times than I'd like to admit.
     
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    Thank you sir. I sprayed them with PB Blaster, let them sit a few hours and they backed out easily. It looks like blue lock tite was used to hold them in.

    Normally I would not have given up so easily....I guess I'm out of practice.

    Thanks again.
    stn