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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old Jul 8th, 02, 04:48 AM Thread Starter
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I don't have a spare drive shaft yoke so I'm looking for suggestions on how to plug the tailshaft end of a Muncie to keep fluid from running out when I remove it. I saw a tailshaft plug at Summit but there's no description. Not sure what if it will fit. Any other ideas?
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old Jul 8th, 02, 05:33 AM
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Drai it, it's a good chance to do an oil change anyway. Leave it overnight and tie a rag over the end when removing it.
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But I just installed it and filled it. I've heard about tying a sandwich bag around it and I was thinking about something like an empty plastic caulk tube end if it would happen to be the right diameter. I thought somebody might have done something similar.
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old Jul 8th, 02, 06:01 AM
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Leave the driveshaft in it until you get it on the floor. This works great if you don't have the car on a lift. If you're on a lift have someone hold the shaft in.

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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old Jul 8th, 02, 06:32 AM
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I have seen plastic 'dummy' yokes for just this reason.I forget where,Jegs maybe?
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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old Jul 8th, 02, 06:42 AM
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Use Saran Wrap. If the rear flange is clean and oil free, the Saran Wrap will stick to the tranny.
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I just pulled it the other day to try a different clutch fork and I did leave the drive shaft in it and then I set it on a milk crate but in the process I have stripped the threads on one of the motor mounts so it's helicoil time I guess (never done that, it will be a new experience). The problem with just leaving the drive shaft in to pull it all the way out is the emergency brake cable under it. I'd rather not unhook that.
I too have seen some add for a plug. I remember it saying no messy sandwich bags which is where I got that idea. But I can't find that now for anything. I guess I'll call Summit if no one has a clever work around.
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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old Jul 8th, 02, 07:18 AM
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head to the boneyard and splugre for a spare yoke- might cost $5, if they even charge you.
also, they sell the plastic plugs at most GOOD auto parts stores.
the plastic bag trick has never worked for me- i always end up with a mess. have left the driveshaft installed before, but only on cars that don't have the e-brake cable under the driveshaft.

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Try this, http://www.ontool.com/store/product/2341

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That looks like a winner. Thanks
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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old Jul 8th, 02, 01:40 PM
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Winch,

Try hitting up some of the local tranny shops...! They usually have some extras lying around and can sometimes had cheep


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