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Old 04-13-2016, 11:10 AM   #1
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345 LE Drive shaft

Just wondering if this is common to see the splines or should this have a boot of some sort. Any input would be great. Thanks Click image for larger version

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Just wondering if this is common to see the splines or should this have a boot of some sort. Any input would be great. Thanks Attachment 260630
That's pretty much as it should be.
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Old 04-14-2016, 09:58 AM   #3
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Need some spline available for the travel of the rear suspension. But mine too seems to have a lot of spline exposed.

Could grease it.

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Need some spline available for the travel of the rear suspension. But mine too seems to have a lot of spline exposed.

Could grease it.

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I think any exposed grease is just going to coat the bottom side of the floor
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It's supposed to be that way. The center yoke hasta slide on the splines you're looking at.

If you crawl under your rig at freeway speeds, you can see how this actually works. LOL

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I think a go-pro camera would be safer ! Regards, Bob
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Old 04-16-2016, 08:17 PM   #9
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While you are under there, take a good look at the carrier bearing and surround and grab the U- joints and give them a hard shake to check for play.

Replacing these parts along with balancing the whole assembly is the best improvement I've made yet to the running gear of my coach. Took so much vibration out of the ride.

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