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Rear prop shaft removed and need some advice

I just removed my drive shaft. That little nut was pretty tight. I heated it a bit as per your suggestion.

I checked the phasing and there is only a 1 deg difference. Not exactly in phase but I guess that it is not a problem !!!!!

I used the app that some of you have suggested.

Though I do have a very ''little'' play in that slidding part on the shaft. Is that "OK" ??

I haven't removed the tinny boot yet.

Although I do not have any play at all in both my U-joints bearings I must admit that they are pretty loose meaning that when I move the yokes in a circle or side to side.


I actually have 4000km

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Your phasing is well within spec's. If your talking about that slip joint in the middle of the shaft, a little bit of play is probably common and no problem. A little bit of movement when turning the shaft IMO is not anything to worry about, it is more than likely movement between the gears, I checked my rear shaft and I have that also, the movement you describe from side to side is something that may be a little more troublesome. I also have that movement. I called my brother and he will check his later and report back to me.
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That's what it is !!!

Just a precision CHIEF. I have the shaft in my hands and completely out !!
So all the play and or movements are when moving everything while in my hands and nothing from the gears.

The slip joint. This is where I have a little ''play''. Slidding both parts in and out is smooth.
Because of the shaft beeing round, the play IS side to side no matter where you grab both parts and move them as if you were trying to bend it where the slip joint is (talking about the movement).

Should I remove the little boot and ''pack'' with grease.

Since I'm there and have the shaft in my hands, I will replace both U-joints.

Thanks and keep me posted after you have talked to your brother.

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My brother called back and he does have a little movement in his also. Yes I would grease that slip joint, but when you put it back together make sure your phase is still good. (mark it before you take it apart)

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Thanks !
Will be carefull

Now ..........I can't the freaggin u-joints off !
Don't come out far enough. Caps get out a good 1/8 but won't work with channel locks like a saw on a video.

I was only able to get 2 caps out of 8 !!!

Grrrrrr ..

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Yeah BRP must of got a good deal on those POS u-joints, their shape doesn't allow proper removal, it took a long time to get them off using a vise grip and trying to attach it to that 1/4" of cap that was the max you can push out. If I ever have to replace u-joints again, I will get some aftermarket ones that work.

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Finally done !!

PITA is a weak word/expression !!!!!

What a strugle !!
Never had to work so hard to get the U joints off

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