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Old 10-01-2008, 04:08 PM
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Turbo 400. Leaks/Drive Shaft Play.

At the back of my transmission it leaks where the drive shaft goes into the tranny & the drive shaft has a little play. Is it normal for there to be some small play where the drive shaft goes into the tranny? What do I need to do to fix it? I know nothing about transmissions. Any responses are apreciated.-Thanks

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sounds like a bad bushing,when you pull the D/L out make sure and check the slip yoke for wear also.Easy fix,If you dont have a bushing driver,just remove the extension housing and run it down to the tranny shop and have them put a bushing and seal in it,get a new gasket and bolt back together.

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Prostreet6t9 is right on the mark. Only thing I have to add, is if your yoke checks out OK but has a groove worn into it where the seal rides, check out something called a Speedie-Sleeve. Its a stainless sleeve that goes over the worn part of the yoke. If the groove is real bad you can use some special Metal epoxy and fill the groove, sand it when it dries, and put the sleeve on. I have used them alot and love em. They save some dough and the fix is permanent. Just my thoughts...

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