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Old 05-13-2011, 06:33 PM
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S-10 U Joint

PART 1 -- I am involved with an engine swap using the engine and 4L60E from a 1994 S-10 -- the drive shaft has a HUGE tubular hoop (4.38 OD and 0.38wall) at the front U-Joint location and I need to know it's purpose and how it is attached -- specifically, is it pressed on. Removing it would help with a very tight clearance issue and although it does have balance holes, the drive shaft tube also has spot-welded balance weights

PART 2 -- Any suggestions for a stock GM drive shaft having a small tube diameter? Perhaps around 2.5" OD

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Sounds like a Splash sheild/guard. Most just slide on, slight press fit.
I'm sure someone will know for sure.
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This "hoop" your speaking of is pressed on the slip yoke correct? That is one of GM'S ideas of trying to correct any balance problems in the shaft. Yes you can knock that off the slip yoke. You may end up with a shake and need to get the shaft straightened and balanced. If the shaft will work after knocking it off,a balance should only cost you $40-$60.
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I can't tell if it is pressed on, but it certainly seems reasonable -- I am going to try pressing it off and will report back -- As I will be shortening the shaft, it's resonant frequency will be moved much higher. If it was a mass associated with resonance considerations then removal should be OK.
BTW, there are no snap rings on these U-Joints, are they the plastic injected ones and do you just press them apart?
Thanks for the answers and help!

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I can't tell if it is pressed on, but it certainly seems reasonable -- I am going to try pressing it off and will report back -- As I will be shortening the shaft, it's resonant frequency will be moved much higher. If it was a mass associated with resonance considerations then removal should be OK.
BTW, there are no snap rings on these U-Joints, are they the plastic injected ones and do you just press them apart?
Thanks for the answers and help!

Vernon
Put your safety glasses on and warm up the ears of the tube yoke just enough till you see the nylon run out. Your new U-Joint.. Spicer# 5-3147X will be a inside snap ring joint.

I remove them all the time when doing a straighten and balance.
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I agreed that I would try pressing the collar off and report back. I was not successful (using a Dake 25 ton press) -- I solved my problem by putting the U joint in my lathe and machining the collar down to a diameter smaller than the U Joint itself (measured diagonally across the "corners") -- If anyone needs to know, a tube with an ID of 2.635 will be a light press over the "weld stubs" of the U Joints
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