Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: North East ohio
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Re: How to Remove a Prop Shaft from Transmission
Well today was eventful.... I attempted to pull the transmission out with the prop shaft but I did not have the clearance in the cabin to get it out, the shaft is fairly long. I ended up getting a 3 jaw puller and driving the shaft out of the coupling (it was one of those moments where I was questioning how much money I was costing myself in repairs with each turn of the ratchet on the 3 jaw puller). The shaft was in there really, really tight so I'm concerned about how to get it back together. I'm hoping it will slide into the transmission easier without the key inserted, and then I can insert the key once the shaft is seated.
As to why I'm pulling the transmission and prop shaft, the engine has to come out to go to the shop. It's been sitting for a couple of years without running and the rings are not seating which is resulting in very low compression. Try as I might with lubricating oils, a special carbon eating fluid, and many attempts to free up the rings, the engine just will not come back to life. It's on a pallet now waiting to go into the shop in the morning.