Propeller Shaft Inspection

Universal Joint and Boots


1.Shift the transmission to Neutral.

2.Raise the vehicle off the ground, and support it with safety stands in the proper locations.

3.Check the center support bearing (A) for excessive play or rattle. If the center support has excessive play or rattle, replace the propeller shaft assembly (B).

 

4.Check the universal joint boots (C) for damage and deterioration. If the boots are damaged or deteriorated, replace the propeller shaft assembly.

5.Check the universal joints for excessive play or rattle. If the universal joints have excessive play or rattle, replace the propeller shaft assembly.

Propeller Shaft Runout


6.Install a dial indicator with its needle on the center of the No. 1 or No. 2 propeller shaft.

7.Turn the other propeller shaft slowly, and check the runout. Repeat this procedure for the other propeller shaft.

 

 

8.If the runout on either propeller shaft exceeds the service limit, replace the propeller shaft assembly.