4-26. DRIVE LINES, POWER TRAIN - Continued
4-26.3 Drive Shafts - Continued
Drive Shaft Removal - Continued
If the bearing plates cannot be removed
using the jack method, use special puller
(Kent Moore J36138) to pull the bearing
plates (3). Attach the puller as shown.
Support removed end of drive shaft using
Remove the bearing plates from the
opposite end of the drive shaft similar to
steps 5 thru 9 preceding.
Carefully maneuver universal joint cross
out of the end yokes. Do not use force as
this can damage the bearing surfaces.
Center Bearing Removal.
corroded, apply penetrating oil (item 20,
Appendix E) to ease disassembly.
Remove four capscrews (1) and nuts (2)
that retain center bearing (3) to frame
cross member (4).
Universal Joint Inspection
Using a clean, dry, lint free cloth wipe exposed universal joint cross journals.