Lost the rear shaft. . .

kairo

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I need to know what this piece coming off the red thing is called so I can order a new one:

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Scary as hell at 70mph on the freeway :(
When the driveshaft let loose, it caught the E-brake and OX cables and tore the mounts right out of the sheetmetal. Bent my E-brake lever in half up in the cab. It's a mess.
 

Dirty Harry

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That would be the transfer case yoke that you need. I've had that happen to me before too and it is definitely a scary ride when it takes place and makes a heck of a racket. Glad to hear that everyone is OK though.
 

DBXJ

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Connect said:
Did you have a SYE kit on it using the original slip yoke? might be why it broke?



umm when u get a sye kit it eliminates the slip yoke meanin where the axle is bolted in stead of being slid in and there is now way to put the factory one on seing how it has been eliminated
it could been 1 of 2things one being the bolts wernt all the way fastned
or the kit was shoty
 
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Dennis

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Connect said:
Did you have a SYE kit on it using the original slip yoke? might be why it broke?

SYE eliminates the slip-yoke, there's no way to use it after the SYE is installed.

Nick, that is the first generation RE hack-and-tap SYE. You'd have to give them a call to see what your options are to repair it. I think they changed how much of the shaft you cut off when they switched to the new design, so it might not work with the fanges they sell now.
 

Connect

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I thought it just prevented it from moving and gave it a longer sheath. The red thingy is unfamiliar to me so I put two and two together.
 

kairo

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ANYWAYS. . .

I tried to get the three remaning bolts out that were broken off inside the yoke. . . No luck. So the yoke is useless now. Does anyone know where I could try ordering another one? I wonder if its specific do the SYE kit or not
 

DBXJ

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no they can be drilled out it just depends on what type of drill bit u have, ive busted yoke bolts before
 

olsen_karl

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kairo said:
ANYWAYS. . .

I tried to get the three remaning bolts out that were broken off inside the yoke. . . No luck. So the yoke is useless now. Does anyone know where I could try ordering another one? I wonder if its specific do the SYE kit or not

That yoke came with that Rubicon Express SYE kit, so I'd start by calling them to find out if it's something specific that RE had built for them, or if it's an off-the-shelf Spicer drivetrain part.

FYI - that SYE kit was the first-generation one, if it matters to RE. I installed it lying on my back in the garage floor in Vegas, using a circular saw with a metal blade to cut the transfer case output shaft (very noisy...); I cleaned up the edges with a hand grinder. That RE yoke attaches simply with a bolt into the middle of the output shaft (drilled & tapped to fit the bolt supplied by RE, so if that bolt is thrashed too, might want to ask RE about it as well). When you install the replacement yoke, use some RTV silicone on the splines, and use threadlocker on the bolt to hold the yoke onto the output shaft -- these steps will help prevent t-case leaks.

Also, since it sounds like the driveshaft was banging around when the yoke gave way, might be a good idea to have the driveshaft rebalanced & checked for straightness.

Good luck -

Karl
 

kairo

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yeppp

I called RE, and they were no help.

So I went to Driveline specialists. They told me the same thing 4wheel pats, my mechanic, and Denis did. "Buy the new SYE and CV shaft"

Driveline specialists did say they could modify a yoke to "match" the RE one, but I'm not sure I wanna risk it.
 
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