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Drive Shaft Alignment

Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by Gerrym, Aug 31, 2005.

  1. Aug 31, 2005
    Gerrym

    Gerrym New Member

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    I've removed the entire drive train from my 66CJ5, 225 V6. I am now reinstalling the entire drive train (axles, trans/TC, motor). Everything seemed to going back in OK until the final step - reinstall drive shafts. The rear drive shaft (haven't checked front yet) is not parrallel to the frame rails. I put a square on the emergency brake drum and the center of the rear axle yoke and the center of the TC yoke do not line up. They are 1/4" - 1/2" off centre. Is this offset normal? Is it something I need to correct? What will happen if I don't correct the offset? Every thing else seems OK. I hope I don't have to move the entire motor, Trans, Tc assembly over 1/2"
     
  2. Aug 31, 2005
    m38willys

    m38willys Jeep Vice

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    None of the jeeps I have owned that were stock were perfectly parallel either. As long as it isn't too much, you'll be alright
     
  3. Aug 31, 2005
    JeepManEd

    JeepManEd New Member

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    mine either
     
  4. Sep 1, 2005
    Jeepenstein

    Jeepenstein Me like Jeep..

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    hell the entire driveline sits at an angle to the frame.. look at the motor mounts real close, the whoel engine/tranny sits to the drivers side by over an inch.


    BUBBA
     
  5. Sep 1, 2005
    Mcruff

    Mcruff Earlycj5 Machinist

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    Perfectly normal.
     
  6. Sep 1, 2005
    Dummy

    Dummy I kick hippies

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    Sept. '05 issue of Jp, page 80. Pic from above of my '71 CJ-5 w/out body that shows the horizontal driveshaft angle. Factory had to angle the drivetrain for front driveshaft clearance around starter and oil pan.
     

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