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post #1 of 5 Old Dec 22nd, 2007, 5:01 pm Thread Starter
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Fitting drive shaft question

Putting drive shaft splines in new final drive.
Circlip was a pain to get shaft free of old drive unit, but wont hold on new unit.
Do I use force? Rubber mallet?

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post #2 of 5 Old Dec 22nd, 2007, 5:32 pm
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Yep, need to give it a little whack with a plastic faced or hard rubber mallet. It'll go in there and it needs to or it could cause some problems down the road.

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you will here the tone change when the shaft is seated correctly
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Make sure that you get it on all the way. When I had my FD replaced the technician did not get it all the way on. After a while, I had a severe vibration in which my BMW dealer thaught that it was the driveshaft. They ordered a new driveshaft but did not have to install it once they found that it was not installed properly.

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Worked like a dream. Thanks guys.
I really didnt want to hit something that cost me so much, without checking!

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