[200q20v] Drive shaft alignment?
Ingo D. Rautenberg
ingo at waratap.com
Wed Jan 2 16:10:04 EST 2002
Not in Audi's case. They suggest using a straight edge as Bernie suggests.
Pictures I've seen have a 4-5 foot long straight edge with a notch cut out
to clear the u-joint/driveshaft bearing. If your 2x4 is anything like the
ones I was working with over the weekend -- forget it! They're not too
----- Original Message -----
From: "Reid, Les C." <Les.Reid at Centrilift.com>
> Also, a friend told me that some drive shafts (not audi) require a slight
> angle and that perfectly straight would may a problem for the u-joint.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bernie Benz [mailto:b.m.benz at prodigy.net]
> Sent: Wednesday, January 02, 2002 3:14 PM
> To: Reid, Les C.
> Cc: 200q20V mailing list
> Subject: Re: [200q20v] Drive shaft alignment?
> Hi Les,
> I've aligned drive shafts using a 5' straight edge and spacers of equal
> approperate thickness to clear the center bearing housing. Only problem
> that on the 200 the dual exhausts and center muffler are in the way. If
> can make these vanish, its a piece of cake. The obvious objective is to
> adjust center bearing such that the two shaft halves are on axis, no
> or offset error, in both the horizontal and vertical plane.
> > From: "Reid, Les C." <Les.Reid at Centrilift.com>
> > Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2002 11:10:17 -0600
> > To: "'200q20v at audifans.com'" <200q20v at audifans.com>
> > Subject: [200q20v] Drive shaft alignment?
> > Recently had a vibration in the drive shaft and a major oil leak at the
> > flange seal.
> > I replaced the final drive seal and bearing and re-lubed the front CV
> > of the drive shaft.
> > Now for re-installation, the Bentley says to have a special tool to hold
> > drive shaft straight.
> > I did not have said tool and was running out of time so I put it back on
> > with eyeball method. The vibration sound is gone. But when I have some
> > I would like to check the shaft alignment.
> > Need an easy method to align drive shaft.
> > String? 2x4? any BTDT?
> > Thanks
> > Les Reid
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