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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-03-2001, 11:26 AM Thread Starter
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Driveshaft question

An old driveshaft I have has no boot on the splines and has seized up real good.
Is it safe to heat the yoke to get it to release?
I've already sprayed penetrating oil with no results.

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Re: Driveshaft question

hey man, depends if its hardened steel. dont know personally if a yoke is hardened or not, i would say not cause i always dent mine when doin u-joints. i wouldnt have a second thought of heatin it to get it to release. be sure to wear good gloved though!! LOL
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Re: Driveshaft question

DannyL,I help in a shop that restores old military trucks.what we do is find a pipe that the drive shaft will fit in,cap one end of pipe and fill with WD40.1 to 1 1/2 gallons will work.i set it close to our wood stove or you can use any type of heat source[remember it burns] and let it soak a few days.so far 100% on getting the shafts apart,RR

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Re: Driveshaft question

Did you try Coca-Cola?

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Re: Driveshaft question

But I like Mountain Dew, what's that got to do with it?

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Trick being,coca-cola is an acid and will eat metal,does real well on rust!!!Try for yourself it works good!better to use it there then in your gut!

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Mountain Dew is more acid... should be even better then...[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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Re: Driveshaft question

If you're going to use the 'Colas, use diet, it's more acidic than the regular. It does work on the rust, take off all the rust you can first, then submerge it in the cola, and wait about a week or so. You may need to "shock" the splines to shear the rust to get the cola in the crevices. Rinse it off later and hit it with some PB Blaster, as cola attacks the rust, it's not a lubricant or even a very good penetrant.

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