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Play in driveshaft

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by cpsnowremoval, Nov 12, 2009.

  1. cpsnowremoval

    cpsnowremoval Senior Member
    Messages: 223

    the part where my drive shaft slides into the transfercase has play in it. I can move it and i dont think i should b able to do that. So far i replaced both u joints and the seal. I can really feel it everytime i shift out of 3rd. :realmad:
    I was wondering if u guys would have any idea what it might b heres a pic

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  2. mc1

    mc1 Senior Member
    Messages: 171

    its called a spindle
     
  3. cpsnowremoval

    cpsnowremoval Senior Member
    Messages: 223

    i think its like a bearing or somthing. I get under the truck and push on the driveshaft and it moves alittle eachway. I know it must move alot more when i drive it going through the gears. Its a 4speed manual
     
  4. suzuki0702

    suzuki0702 Senior Member
    Messages: 649

    movement up and down? or in and out?
     
  5. cpsnowremoval

    cpsnowremoval Senior Member
    Messages: 223

    up and down and side to side
     
  6. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    There's a bronze bushing in the tail of the T-case, and it's worn out. Which is what causes excessive movement and vibrations. Takes a correctly sized bushing driver to replace it. Most any trans shop should be equipped to handle it.
     
  7. cpsnowremoval

    cpsnowremoval Senior Member
    Messages: 223

    thanks a lot
    so would i beable to see the bushing when i take the seal and driveshaft off?
     
  8. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Yes you'll see the outer end of it if you pull the seal.
     
  9. f250man

    f250man PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,124

    Looks like you need a seal anyway you got gear lube all over the bottom of your truck.
     
  10. cpsnowremoval

    cpsnowremoval Senior Member
    Messages: 223

    yeah some of that was from the old seal that was bad and i never took the time to clean it. When i got the truck one of the motor mounts was missing the bolts that go into the block fixed that but when i and the guy before me drove it that must of wrecked that bronze bushing i learned about. also the t case add plug is striped so i need to figure out how to undo that plug.
     
  11. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Weld a nut on it a little smaller than the plug. Have to be a decent welder to do it without damaging the aluminum but it works every time. I do it quite often.
     
  12. cpsnowremoval

    cpsnowremoval Senior Member
    Messages: 223

    yeah thats a great idea thanks
    my welder is a clark 135 flux core wire welder
    i wish i would have bought a stick welder instead cuz i seem to need more stronger welds than my clark puts out. i might get a gas convertion kit for christmas