Originally Posted by JAG
i hope this is something I can do by myself bc i can't imagine how much it will cost me at the dealer (long over warranty).... I am somewhat mechanically inclined, but i don't know if this is going to be over my head with having to refill the tranny and aligning the drive shaft correctly?
If you mean the Universals thing, its real easy. If you have a torch to heat it up and a good hammer, they will come out very fast. Taking out the whole driveline is needed and advised of course.
As far as aligning the drive shaft. Why would it not be aligned already? Only things that could be causing problems would be the universals and the carrier bearing and its easy to see if they are damaged. Then again, I could be wrong, as im not a mechanic, im just a tree shade mechanic that likes to take everything apart.
As far as refilling the tranny, there is a DYI here, somewhere, over the rainbo... ehhh, in the 2nd Gen How To's...
You should probably get under the truck and check those first, then get back here to see what you really need to do and what you don't.