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Old 10-22-2014, 01:23 AM   #1261
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There is a thin packing nut on the end of the sleeve that pulls off of the spline. You can barely see it in your picture. It holds a felt type packing to keep the grease in and dirt out of the spline. Use channel locks gently to unscrew it, as it is very thin. Sometimes you can turn it with your hand but yours looks pretty cruddy. Once the packing nut is off you can remove the rear drive shaft.

Here is a generic picture.

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Old 10-26-2014, 09:53 PM   #1262
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The top photo.. is that a pillar block.??.. i wonder if that bearing is going..?

It's either called the driveshaft support or center or carrier bearing. I was wondering if it was going bad as well.


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Old 10-26-2014, 09:55 PM   #1263
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There is a thin packing nut on the end of the sleeve that pulls off of the spline. You can barely see it in your picture. It holds a felt type packing to keep the grease in and dirt out of the spline. Use channel locks gently to unscrew it, as it is very thin. Sometimes you can turn it with your hand but yours looks pretty cruddy. Once the packing nut is off you can remove the rear drive shaft.

Here is a generic picture.


Thanks! I'll give that a try!


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Old 10-27-2014, 01:10 AM   #1264
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I took my roof fans apart to clean them. They were pretty dirty after a couple of years and two trips to Burning Man. They look brand new again!


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Old 10-27-2014, 08:09 AM   #1265
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Hey Dean, I just went thru the drive train on my 345. And found the soft material surrounding the carrier bearing had deformed and allowed some movement of the otherwise fine bearing within the bracket. Replaced those and the u joints and ended up much smother running. Important to mark the splined joints while disassembling to allow correct orientation for reassembly .
I do enjoy following along on your projects, quite inspirational thanks for posting.


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Old 10-27-2014, 07:30 PM   #1266
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Hey Dean, I just went thru the drive train on my 345. And found the soft material surrounding the carrier bearing had deformed and allowed some movement of the otherwise fine bearing within the bracket. Replaced those and the u joints and ended up much smother running. Important to mark the splined joints while disassembling to allow correct orientation for reassembly .
I do enjoy following along on your projects, quite inspirational thanks for posting.


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Hi Richard,

I'm glad you have enjoyed following along.

Next time around, I'm going to give Smartstream's suggestion on removing the rear driveshaft and I think I just might replace all u joints and the center bearing and support just to be on the safe side! Yup, I did mark the driveshafts, etc. so I could clock them the same way when putting all back together.
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Old 10-28-2014, 12:05 PM   #1267
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I finally took the "good" camera to the ranch and cleaned up the MH enough to take some nice shots of the interior.
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Very Nice! I lobe what you did to the interior!
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Drooling over your moho!! So beautiful.
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Old 10-29-2014, 05:13 AM   #1271
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Old 10-29-2014, 04:59 PM   #1272
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Hi, I'm new here and this thread is great!

I have a pair of 345 s and am in S.F.

I will post some pics soon. Wish I had found this site yrs ago.

Nice work!

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