Join Date: May 2004
Location: Midland, MI
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Re: Taking off front d-shaft, 91 k1500???
Yes the 241 is gear driven. All I've done is spray some penetrating solvent on the bolts [PB Blaster works great], put the truck in 4wd [make sure it's locked in while running], and start loosening the 4 bolts. Now disconnect from the front diff. yoke, and now the rear flange. If you can't get it off with a pry-bar or anything, jump in the truck, and SLOWLY drive forward [pretty much letting off the brake and let the truck idle forward], you'll hear a loud 'pop' that tells you the drive shaft has disconnected itself. Leave it in 4x, take off the yoke flange and replace seal. Process of course is the reverse. Before you put the rear of the d-shaft on, put liberal amounts of anti-sieze on both flanges, and a little on the bolts. It'll be easier the next time you take out the driveshaft.