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I would appreciate being educated about the drive shaft gland nut. The FSM says to torque to 30 - 40 Nm. Are the drive shaft spline pieces supposed to slide back and forth while the gland nut is torqued that high? Any suggestions on best technique to accomplish factory specs will be appreciated. Thanks-Tom

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This was a question of great discussion in another group I belong to. A number of people said they rarely found the gland nut tightened when they went to service the drive shaft, and wondered how critical it was to do so.

I've always tightened it per the spec, but I'm not sure if that is enough to prevent the drive shaft splines from moving.

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