Date registered: Nov 2008
Vehicle: 1981 300TD 310k--1966 230 165k--1970 280se 172k
Location: Ohio City, Ohio
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Uh Oh! Loose Yoke on Trans Output Shaft
I dropped the drive shaft on my '81 300TD to replace the intermediate bearing/bushing and the flex discs and noticed that the flange on the trans output shaft is very loose. More loose rotationally rather than end play (although this a little), but something is definitely bonkers.
I've ordered the tool for the nut, but I need to know what to expect when I get the flangeoff. What usually wears here--the flange female or the output shaft male? I'm wondering if I'm looking at a buggered transmission or just a worn yoke.
Thanks for your help.
1981 300TD--310k miles
1970 280sel--172k miles
1966 230--162k miles
Last edited by carpenterman; 06-23-2014 at 09:24 PM.