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Hello from Ohio - Need driveshaft~

Discussion in 'Member Introductions' started by tomkatohio, Mar 8, 2010.

  1. tomkatohio

    tomkatohio New Member

    Hello from Geneva, Ohio. I love my '94 Yukon Sport with 185,000 miles. My differential pinion seal is leaking pretty bad and I'm considering replacing it myself. I thought that I should also replace the u-joints and drive shaft as well since NE Ohio winters and salt have rusted both. Can this all be done without opening up the differential cover?

    Thanks for the help,
    Tom
  2. retired2001

    retired2001 Epic Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

    Welcome to the GMTruckClub! As far as I know you should be able to accomplish this work w/o opening up the differental. There are some real gearheads around who can give you a better answer though. Good luck!
  3. tomkatohio

    tomkatohio New Member

    Thanks for the welcome! I'm also looking for a drive shaft for the Sport - haven't had much luck online. Going to try NAPA this weekend.
  4. Eddie Z71

    Eddie Z71 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Hi, and welcome to the site!:glasses: Hope you find it this weekend! Good luck!
  5. Shorty 71

    Shorty 71 Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    Welcome to the site!!
  6. canislupis69

    canislupis69 Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

    Welcome to the site!
  7. mmorgan1865

    mmorgan1865 Rockstar 4 Years 1000 Posts

    :sign0016: Glad to have you aboard.
  8. tbplus10

    tbplus10 Epic Member Staff Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts Platinum Contributor

    you should be able to do all this work in your garage. Look up the pinion preload in chiltons before you start so you can make sure you have the right tools to do the job.
    Heres a great place for driveshafts that I've used to have a few custom ones made at reasonable prices.
    http://www.4xshaft.com/index.html
  9. tomkatohio

    tomkatohio New Member

    Thanks for the link! Broke off 2 studs on the diff. cover and gave up! Just took it to the shop. They replaced 2 u-joints, pinion seal, drilled out the 2 broken studs and replaced rusted out cover. $400. Almost worth it. I may replace driveshaft myself later.
    Thanks again, Tom

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