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Old 05-22-2008, 05:24 PM   #144
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Location: San Francisco
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Final drive input shaft tool

I know Korn made a tool for this job, but I don't have it.

I do have a number of wasted drive shafts. Newer, older, doesn't matter, its the wasted part that's important. Cut the bell off of the old shaft. I cut mine flush with the flat inner surface. Then weld the open ended bell to a flat bar (1-1/2 x 12 x 1/8") that is radiused to roughly fit the upper diameter. Pretty welds are not something I know how to make....

Now a 24mm socket will fit neatly into the hole. Open the locknut while holding the input shaft with the new tool. Highly effective .

The notched seal retainer ring you see in the lower picture opened easily on my drive with a sharp blow to blunt end drift. Seemed like a pretty safe move and it worked. I won't be able to measure the torque getting it back on, but I will get it on quite a bit tighter than it was coming off.

BTW, if anyone ever needs to borrow the new tool, drop me a line.

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