Drive shaft seals?


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Drive shaft seals?

Post by Psycheonabike » Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:36 pm



Hi,

Pulling back the rubber boot as a quick inspection of my U-Joint revealed some gritty metal bits. I think I've found a decent driveshaft and U-Joint in good condition to replace it.

Can you tell me if there are any seals I will need to replace if I go ahead?

Thanks....



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Re: Drive shaft seals?

Post by WingAdmin » Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:30 am

Psycheonabike wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:36 pm
Hi,

Pulling back the rubber boot as a quick inspection of my U-Joint revealed some gritty metal bits. I think I've found a decent driveshaft and U-Joint in good condition to replace it.

Can you tell me if there are any seals I will need to replace if I go ahead?

Thanks....
No seals required. The output of the engine is a splined shaft. The U-joint has a female spline that fits onto it:

U-Joint
U-Joint

The other end of the U-joint has another female spline, and the driveshaft fits into it.

Driveshaft
Driveshaft

Just lube everything up well with high-moly paste and it all slides together.

The back end of the driveshaft that fits into the final drive has a rubber seal on it that fits into the final drive - make sure that seal is in reasonably good condition:

Driveshaft final end
Driveshaft final end


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Re: Drive shaft seals?

Post by Psycheonabike » Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:50 am

Thanks, appreciate that!

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Re: Drive shaft seals?

Post by Rednaxs60 » Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:23 am

If the c-clip is still on the drive shaft FD end, OEM service manual recommends remove and discard. Make sure the spring is in the end of the drive shaft, if not, still available from Honda.

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Re: Drive shaft seals?

Post by CrystalPistol » Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:50 pm

Rednaxs60 wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:23 am
If the c-clip is still on the drive shaft FD end, OEM service manual recommends remove and discard.
I've read that (or something similar) someplace, but I wondered then "why?", just make it easy to loose the spring sometime.


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