Below guide will teach you How to Replace a Drive Shaft. Please follow the instructions carefully.
Things You’ll Need:
- Socket and Ratchet Set
- Pry Bar
- 3/8 in. Drive Ratchet
- DIY Costs: Est. $380.44 parts only
- Shop Costs: Est. $512.16 parts and labor
- Park the vehicle on a flat surface and make certain the vehicle won’t roll away once lifted with jack.
- Raise the vehicle with floor jack. It is better to secure the vehicle on jack stands to ensure your safety while working under the vehicle.
- Mark reference line from the rear end of the driveshaft to the companion flange. This will help you reinstalling them properly later.
- Take the U-bolts or U-clamps away and remove the rear universal joints from the pinion flange. Use tape on the loose bearing caps to avoid them from falling.
- Slide the driveshaft from the transmission out.
- Have a good look of the seal inside the transmission case extension. If it is damaged, replace it with new one.
- Fix the new driveshaft into the transmission and reinstall the front yoke in such away that the splines come in line with transmission shaft.
- Taking help from the reference mark you draw earlier, align the driveshaft properly with companion flange. Make it safe with U-bolts or U-clamps.