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Old 11-07-2005, 11:46 AM
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I need a driveshaft

Does anyone know where I can get a new driveshaft for a good price? I have a 1990 FSB 302 with E40D. It's the rear driveshaft with the double cardon (sp?). The centering ball stud/socket grenaded and the local Machine shop wants $290.00 if i need a new cv head. I'm sure I do, I've been driving it the way it is for over a month, it's my dd and I can't do with out. I have to buy a new driveshaft and then take the old one apart and see if I need the cv head. if not, I can buy the kit and do it myself, if so, i'll just junk it.

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Old 11-07-2005, 11:56 AM
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you can get all the replacement parts to rebuild it from many places including bronco graveyard. Its not a huge job to do if you have a good vice to hold the damn thing as they are so heavy.
 
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Old 11-07-2005, 12:01 PM
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Yep, I found the kits and I've seen a writeup on how to replace it, but i'm pretty sure the centering stud is shot. If so, I will have to have a machine shop cut off the old cv head and weld on the new one. The local machine shop is a joke IMO. Since it's my daily driver, I have to replace the driveshaft first. If it were just the U joints it would be no problem, i can change them all day, I'm just worried about the centering stud.
 
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Old 11-07-2005, 12:02 PM
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And it looks like I will be getting the shaft from JBG.com.
 
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Old 11-07-2005, 12:12 PM
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The centering ball is not hard to replace...you can get it from Napa...
 
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Old 11-07-2005, 05:47 PM
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Originally Posted by InkDawg
The centering ball is not hard to replace...you can get it from Napa...
He said the stud was NFG.
 
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Old 11-07-2005, 06:11 PM
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I was looking into this once. Found a place called Mountain Driveline back home in AZ. They have a web page. Do a google search. Prices looked good. Just a thought.
 
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Old 11-08-2005, 09:16 AM
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Thanks for the help guys.

Elmotho, the prices look good. I will probably get it from them.

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Old 11-08-2005, 09:26 AM
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If the smooth surface of the stud has been scarred badly from wear or abuse, replacing the joint will only destroy the needle bearings in the replacement part. The yoke at front of driveshaft must be cut off squarely and a new one welded on. Then the complete assembly should be balanced for smooth operation before re-installing. Auto Zone listed the driveshaft assembly in their computer system, but the store manager said none were available, even by special order. He recommended a local driveline shop, where he had personal work done in the past. The shop performed a complete rebuild in less than 24 hrs, for around $300.
 
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Old 11-08-2005, 09:44 AM
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Originally Posted by bossind
He said the stud was NFG.
I didn't say anything about a stud...read what I wrote...sorry if I don't know french...
 
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Old 11-08-2005, 05:05 PM
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Originally Posted by InkDawg
I didn't say anything about a stud...read what I wrote...sorry if I don't know french...
I didn't say you did I was saying that he (SOLIDPVC) said the stud was NFG (No f*** Good) perhaps you should take the time to read what he wrote, anyway because of the bad stud the kit you recommended would not work.

I don't understand french either but what does that have to do with anything?
 

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Old 11-11-2005, 01:27 PM
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Thanks for the help guys. I got the driveshaft ordered.

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