Prop Shaft Removal Problem (was Noisy Prop Shaft Tubes)

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Larry & Nancy Solheim

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Ended up removing the Prop Tube Assy from the car as recommended. Didn't have any luck driving out the shaft and found an omission in step 4 of the directions: "4. Remove both keys from shaft, grease nipple, locking ring, and then radial oil seals from housing." I figured since I was replacing them anyway I would just drive the oil seals out with the shaft. What is missing (?) is "Remove second locking ring from housing after removal of oil seals." PROBLEM: Even with the second locking ring removed, the shaft does not move (I am driving against the splines toward the propeller end). It has a very solid feel as if there is still a locking ring in place. The shaft still spins fairly freely w/o excessive binding. Am I missing something? Thanks, --Larry


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a_colo_native

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> PROBLEM: Even with the second locking ring removed, the shaft
does not move (I am driving against the splines toward the propeller
end). It has a very solid feel as if there is still a locking ring in
place. The shaft still spins fairly freely w/o excessive binding. Am
I missing something?

Larry, I this may be the problem...

IMPORTANT - While driving the shaft out, turn the shaft with one hand
to avoid the locking ring of the roller bearing inside ring from
sitting behind the rollers, and therefore preventing damaging the
roller bearing.

John Bevins
 
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Larry & Nancy Solheim

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Re: Re: Prop Shaft Removal Problem (was Noisy Prop Shaft Tubes)

Thanks John. I have (& do) rotated the shaft. I'm surprised at the solidity of the feel when I strike the end of the shaft. Hard to believe just rust (or even contact with the locking ring) would feel that solid. As I am replacing all of the internal parts (except the shaft itself) I am not too concerned about damage to the circlips or bearings. Just bang harder? Rather than take a chance on crushing the tube I have set up a fixturethat I can set the prop end of the tube onand drive the internals into. Gives a very solid base for driving the (unmoving at this point) shaft. --Larry

a_colo_native <news@amphicar.com> wrote: <blockquote class="replbq" style="PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; BORDER-LEFT: #1010ff 2px solid"><tt>> PROBLEM: Even with the
second locking ring removed, the shaft
does not move (I am driving against the splines toward the propeller
end). It has a very solid feel as if there is still a locking ring in
place. The shaft still spins fairly freely w/o excessive binding. Am
I missing something?

Larry, I this may be the problem...

IMPORTANT - While driving the shaft out, turn the shaft with one hand
to avoid the locking ring of the roller bearing inside ring from
sitting behind the rollers, and therefore preventing damaging the
roller bearing.

John Bevins




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