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I'm having issues with my rear transmission seal leaking and I have a new one and want to replace it. I unbolted the four bolts on my rear differential and was able to separate the propeller shaft. Then I removed the propeller shaft bolt on the transmission side.
Should the propeller shaft pull out off the splines of the transmission output shaft now?

I'll post a couple pictures in a minute or two.

I don't even think it was nessesary to remove the four 10mm bolts on the back of the transmission.
Shouldn't think just pull off now like the front?

Need some help here.



 

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yep, the shaft will pull off the spline shaft... you might have to use some force if it has never been off before.. when i took mine off the lube they put on it actually acted like a glue and I had to bang it off with a pickle fork up by the engine going towards the rear, everyone said it should just slide off but that wasnt the case.
 

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Thanks
I might try to apply heat also bad idea or should be fine if i'm careful with the torch.
 

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If I were to use a torch it would probably be the smaller propane outfit. Stay away from the aluminium as much as possible, maybe even make a small cutout heat shield to cover the trans side of things. Be sure to re-phase that rear driveshaft too, so you don't have to deal with that mystery noise after.
 

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I could be wrong, but I think there is a prop shaft bolt at the diff as well, check for that. A different size than the front one iirc.
 

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You never mentioned that you removed the 2 bolts that hold the shat on. 1 at each end. Those removed? Just wondering.
 

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You never mentioned that you removed the 2 bolts that hold the shat on. 1 at each end. Those removed? Just wondering.
Yeah I said I removed the propeller shaft bolt on the transmission side.

I didn't end up needing heat.

Now I'm just waiting on the correct oil seal. The dealer provided me with the wrong one.. :th_smiliepullhair:
 

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in my opinion if you can manage leaving the shaft bolted to the diff and just re instert the shaft into its other half than stick with that. Taking those bolt out and putting them back in is not fun and I had an ordeal when mine started coming out
 

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"Yeah I said I removed the propeller shaft bolt on the transmission side.

I didn't end up needing heat.

Now I'm just waiting on the correct oil seal. The dealer provided me with the wrong one.. :th_smiliepullhair:[/QUOTE]"

Sorry bout that just caught the first part about the 4 on trans removed. When putting the slip joint back together i found it quick with big zipties. cheaper and faster install. Mine has never leaked. The ones with the metal tabs not plastic.
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