Half Shafts - Dimension?

YBK ybk at dongames.net
Mon Jan 19 09:53:00 PST 2009


Please stop being unreasonable. 

The shafts do fail. Mine failed on INNER side and I left with zero wheel drive. I had to purchase a used shaft with inner join and reuse my outer.

-----Original Message-----
From: Bernie Benz <b.benz at charter.net>
Date: Sunday, Jan 18, 2009 10:17 pm
Subject: Re: Half Shafts - Dimension?
To: "Gary Anderson" <wanemardo at comcast.net>
CC: 200q20V mailing list <200q20v at audifans.com>

Was your new shaft an exchange shaft assembly, in which the new shaft  
is not your old shaft?  Why, Oh why would you risk such a swap?  
Shafts don’t wear out! Inner CVs don’t wear out! Outer CVs seldom  
wear out, short of long term boot failure. Did you really need  
anything more than a new boot? You are asking for a dimension  
including the spline slip variable distance. Huh!

Next time use this great resource, don’t just lurk! And DIY.


On Jan 18, 2009, at 6:20 PM, Gary Anderson wrote:

> 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
> anymore.
> Ours are rebuildable if you provide yours as a core, joint parts  
> are catalog
> items.
> 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
> flange.
> 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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