I confirmed that my old flex disk was installed incorrectly. See attached pic. Notice that the bolts that connect the driveshaft are installed backwards. All bolts should face towards the back of the car, with the nuts facing the front, transmission side...Download Attachment: old-flex.jpg
I purchased a new flex disk kit and installed it along with a new drive shaft from Driveline Service. The flex kit came with new bolts and nuts as well as 2 rubber washers (bushings). The larger, thinner bushing was already installed in the new driveshaft, so I didnt need it. I am not sure where the small, fatter, rubber bushing goes? When I removed my old flex disk, this smaller, fatter bushing is not present anywhere.
:?: :oops: :?: Where does this one go? What is it's purpose?
:oops: :oops: :oops: Joe, I just re-read your post below. You mention a sponge rubber grease seal for the transmission output shaft before re-installing... Looks like this is my mystery bushing...
Can I drive the car w/o this seal until I can get is back on the lift?
Will I do any damage? My old install didnt have this...
Here is a picture of the lift I used. I was very lucky to be able to use the lift at my sons place of employment. Made this job a lot easier!Download Attachment: lift.jpg
Here is a picture of the new flex disk installed (w/o the above mentioned bushing/washer...)Download Attachment: newflexdisk.jpg
Here is a picture of the old and new drive shafts. I was a bit disappointed with the new shaft in that I thought Driveline advertises the rear having a grease fitting. Well, it doesnt! I will call them this week and find out why...Download Attachment: old-new.jpg
I also replaced my pinion seal, and will post this as a separate post.
Hope y'all are having a wonderful Christmas & holiday season!