Half Shafts - Dimension?
wanemardo at comcast.net
Sun Jan 18 18:20:12 PST 2009
A short note from one of the lurkers here.
Just had a left front half shaft rebuilt at a local area driveline shop, new
joints & boots at both ends.
Seems cores half shafts for our 200-20v cars are not readily available
Ours are rebuildable if you provide yours as a core, joint parts are catalog
Installation isn't going so well, seems I cannot get the ball joint stud
lined up with the strut housing to make the lower connection.
I appears to be about half the stud diameter, or about 1/4"-3/8" offset.
The half shaft is tight, and as compressed as much as I can make it without
a BFH treatment.
My present thinking is (for some reason) the rebuilt half shaft is now
longer than original length.
So here's my question (if anyone has a spare) .
How long is a half shaft, overall from the spline end to the inside end of
the inner flange/joint surface, where it mated up to the differential
I measure my rebuilt one at approx 24 1/8" for a reference.
Any thoughts on-line or off line appreciated.
Thanks in advance, Gary A.
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