This is the best lubricant on the market for driveshaft slip yokes. The way they showed it, after removing the essentials break lines, bolts, etc. Use the new shifter handle to point to the underside of the transmission tunnel, lining up the handle with the two mounting bolts. Next comes the side bearing cap and retaining ring. This is usually indicated by a smaller 8mm diameter bolt. The other way is running a Toyota Driveline Adapter such as the Pentadapter 5 Pattern Suzuki to Toyota Drive Line Adapter. Have you ever wanted to upgrade without major component replacement? The Birfield side of the axle shaft and the inner race ofthe Birfield have been upgraded to 33-splines to better distribute the torqueloading.
You can see how the factory components 'neck down' to the size required to fit the smaller 22 spline opening. When removing the seal retainers that hold in the felts and rubber gasket, be careful not to damage them. In such a case, after the suspect part has been received and approved for a warranty replacement, the purchase price for the replacement will be refunded. We recommend removing your front output flange from your transfer case first to see if the seal surface on the flange is still in good condition. The kits that are out there require a gear change inside the carrier. I used a 5 pound slide hammer from harbor freight myself.
The caps came off easily from the locking hubs and the 'C' clip was removed from the end of the outer axle stub. Any part for which a warranty replacement is sought must be returned to Trail-Gear Inc. Answer: If you have a 1986-1989 Samurai then you most likely have small flanges. Make sure the slip ring is locked to the rear. Measure the length of the opening and note the position relative to the emergency brake bolts that are seen from below.
Here is a cut from our first article last year when Spidertrax provided a prototype set of their new axle shafts for the Raffle at ZookiMelt 2007. Early on, for whatever reason, a wrong material selection for the inner 26 spline axle shafts caused unwarranted failures. Ensure the backing plate nuts are removed 4. I usually loosen them before removing the carrier. You can also get an adapter kit that allows you to remove the axle without disconnecting the brake hydraulics.
If the seal surface has grooves or has pitting from rust, we recommend that you replace your flange. Lock the slip ring to the front, line up the handle and mark the front edge of the opening. If you have carpeting, remove it from the transmission tunnel. These are made for heavy duty usage and for off road ability. Doing so avoids the hassles of making a new drive shaft, which is not only difficult but expensive. I used this method when welding my rear diff on my vitara and was about to abandon the project because i couldnt get the half shafts out and then i did this and now my diff i nice and welded Admitedly this method is easier with the whole axle removed from the car but that doesnt take too long.
Take off or remove the bottom mount of the shocker and compress it to get it out the way. These articles were written over many years of that hands-on experience. That means the top of your tire is angled toward the fire wall. Geo, Chevy, and Tracker are all registered trademarks of General Motors Corporation. Remove the shift handle from the carrier by removing the two retaining bolts and the three nuts from the allen head bolts and set them aside.
Pull out the carrier and remove the ring bolts. You generally between 2 and 5 degrees positive caster. As you do your laps around the block with the loose bolts in back, the bearing should loosen up from the housing. The Longfield Rear Axle Shafts are made out of 4340 Chromoly and are built to withstand the harshest trails. Tom Kingston, Spidertrax Off-Road Since Tom wrote this, he has been true to his word as they are now available for the price goal they originally set. Make sure the ball bearings line up with the detents inside the slide. We were not selling the product at that time, but were quickly contacted by dozens of guys looking for a better solution.
We got involved in this project early on when companies started selling what seemed to be the same product, a chromoly 26 spline upgraded axle shaft. This is a must for all those who are planning on doing a spring over axle swap or aftermarket suspension and tire upgrades. After you set the backlash, lock the ring in place and torque down the bearing cap bolts. The only drawbacks to a driveline adapter is that they slightly increase the angle on your driveshaft. Next, to make it easy, remove the tie rod. First thing to do is mark everything.