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Thank you! So once upon another video a long time ago I put some Rancho Shocks on my truck over here and uh, in that video we learned that the carrier bearing on the drive shaft was uh, destroyed and the drive shaft was all flipping and flopping around weebie wobbly like and I said I was going to rebuild the drive shaft and I said I was going to get around to fixing it and I said I was going to change the carrier and it's been like a year and I never did any of those things and I need to to fix this issue because I'm getting a lot of vibration out of it especially while Towing and I need to make it not do that anymore. Foreign. So that last scene really did not need to be here, but I thought that turbo sounded really cool foreign. Thank you. sorry now what is it? I got your food Yummy! Okay, that went rather well. the rack is set. green subscribe button Silverado Moving on up now I I cheated on this uh I intended to rebuild this drive shaft. um I don't really have time for that. let's check that other side. what do we got looking good looking good? Yep. yep. okay so I uh I intended or uh, kind of priced myself to rebuild on this drive shaft and uh well. I decided that I don't want to rebuild this drive shaft. Yep, still good heavy bugger and the reason for that is that's a lot of work and if I take it apart I'm going to want to balance it and I don't have time to have my truck down to get a drive shaft balanced. So I ordered a replacement entire new drive shaft. It arrived yesterday and I'm just gonna go ahead and and replace the unit rather than rebuild the one that's already there. I've actually grown, uh, kind of fearful about that flop and drive shaft because I've been uh, I've been towing with that before and gotten actually a rather large and violent vibration while just starting off and I know it was that shaft flopping around. Yeah, it says Dorman on it I know I don't know I know. but it's a matter of not being uh, stranded on the side of the road with a blown up drive shaft. It's a matter of that vibration going away and not breaking my transmission. And it's a matter of time because I just don't have time to do one two, three, three, U-joints and a carrier. Now from what I understand, these are supposed to be greasable and there's no grease fittings on these. Okay, it said they were greasable. I Guess not. Anyway, I got a replacement shaft. Let's unbox the shaft, assemble the shaft, and then remove and install the shaft. Now, as per classic Me fashion: I Forgot to put this in neutral before lifting it up. so uh, we're climbing. Danger: The OSHA approved ladder? No worries. Get on neutral, powering down, lights off, all right. climbing back out down the go there, we go. see. All right, let's pull this shaft out and then we'll put that shaft in. Now my my little girl was in here and I can't find my rolly stool there. It is all right. What do we need? 11 mil Yep looks like 11 millimeter. All right. 11 millimeter. Milwaukee reverse clicks coming in. Uh, not at that angle. They're not all right. Let's just extend it that way. the uh, the gun over here gets some clearance. Reverse click? Yeah, that's easy. I don't think I've ever had this uh shaft pulled out before. Spin that around. Get the other strap next. actually I need to backtrack a little bit. see I'm I'm here by myself I don't have anybody else in the shop so I need to figure out how to do this one person. So what I'm going to do is put this strap back on that way this U-joint can't come out. We need to go ahead and pull the carrier off of its bracket because I can't let this thing come down and dangle and then come in here and try to pull this thing off and just take a closer look. Check that out. it's very flipping flop and it's completely broken loose from its mouth. It's good. So what I'm gonna do here? We're gonna switch. Milwaukee's I've got the 90 degree impact and reach in. There's two studs coming out of this carrier and two nuts. Pull one of them out the second one when I pull that out. I'm gonna have to take the weight of this drive shaft which is no big deal because it can't. uh, attack me as long as I'm holding it. Got the weight, muscle fatigue? All right, that stays. Let's go back out back and we'll drop the rear section. It's like how fast awkwards can I uh can I remove a drive shaft? Seriously. Okay, let's pry bar this thing out. Did you hear me begin coming out? Now, come on Please you. There we go. Pry bar always wins. All right, that's coming out. Let's move back forward and unbolt the rest of this thing. Now is the dangerous part because you got a bunch of steel shaft dangling over our heads. So I'm picking up on it. I've got half of it with the with my right arm. it's pulling out the nut with the left. Okay, it's ready to come out. Yeah, you guys see the trans girl come out. Hmm. the trans is not letting it go. What is this? Come here. I'll just tug on the shaft real hard. It'll do what I want? All right I want to drive shaft? Let me move heavy. Now we can get a better look at this carrier. It is completely separated from the bushing. Yeah, that thing's done like I said. this could have been rebuilt. Maybe I will have it rebuilt. but I don't have time for that. So I ordered a new one. Let's take a look at these needle bearings. This is 217 000 miles old I have never touched it, greased, it, replaced it, done anything like that. That grease is pretty nasty in there. Okay, let's go assemble our new shaft again. Two-piece shaft. What do we got here? That's our yoke side in the back. That's our transmission yoke slippy Oak right here for the middle. and I don't have the boot. It's supposed to have come with a boot. The picture said boot. Well I'll take the boot off of that one and put it over here on this one. That's what I'll do. Okay, let us un Saran Wrap our shaft. Very good. Now these have to be uh, lined up with the stickers because these are balanced as an assembly. So that means this sticker has to point at that sticker when these are assembled. But first before I take this apart. I'm gonna mark this drive shaft that way if I ever have to go back and reuse this I know where it is and where it's balanced because I need to separate these two half shafts for two shafts to recover this little diaphragm right here for this dust boot. Um, I do not have these types of clamps here yet, so I'll just use some zip ties for the time being. but uh I will order some and then clamp this the proper way. But for now, zip ties are gonna work just fine. Get that in there, come out. forget what these are called too. I know that uh Aaron knows Power Stroke Tech talk Aaron A-Rod He mentioned them the other day and I forget what he called him and I was like what are you talking about he's like something something clams and I'm saying I don't know what those are and Aaron's like yes you do and he pulled one out of his pocket or something, showed me and I said oh yeah yeah, those because he was asking me if uh, they could be really reused and I said no I don't don't particularly try to reuse those I mean I guess you can. If you unbend the crimp and flatten it out and then re-crimp it, you can technically reuse it, but that's a that's a lot of trouble. So I'm just gonna use zip ties for now, just for now. All right, Is this thing going to come apart? Oh yeah, Nice, nice and easy. Yeah. I'll put it back together that way we don't get unreferenced I think this has a master spline in it I hope it does. Get back in there please. Uh yeah. I'll do that later. Oh I'm a tooth off. That's why it's still eating right. doing stuff wrong. Yeah, it's got a master slime. Okay, now on to the next one that's different. It's very different. What's the dealio? That's not fair. It's different. Let me see. I'm gonna. That means I'm going to have to buy the Dorman Bellows Boot and not reuse my Delco boot. I don't I don't want to do that. Let's try something here. Go back. Thank you right? Yeah, that's gonna work. Okay show. Let's Line these little uh arrows back up. It's about right. foreign and I'll just zip tie that to that big piece of rubber. There we go. Scooch that on. Get on there more please. There it goes. Just gotta force it a little bit more there. Now it is sealed. That is much more better. Okay, shaft is, uh. connected. It's installed. Oh look, there's a grease fitting. That's why it's greasable. This shaft can be greased and that is all. So yeah, it's greasable. Sure. All right. No paint can nut in hand. Let's go ahead. you guys hang out over here. I'm gonna pick this up and stick it back in. All right Drive shaft. you can get in your home. Please, please go in. No, it's not going. What is this? Hey, let me try again here. Okay, yeah, got it all right? Okay. looking left. we're looking right, looking somewhere else. I don't know there it is. Let's lift this thing up some and get this carrier bolted in. at least. Uh, at least just one of them just so I could hold my weight. Awkward? Yeah. I know I could bungee cord this up. but I can do it all by myself. All right, there's one. Bolt where's that other or not one nut? where's my other one I lost it. Yeah, so that was great I Spent like five minutes looking around on the floor for this and it was up here. I forgot that I left it there. so chalk one up two. Super Genius Action? Yeah, good job, right? Okay, both of those are now in. Let's go out back. We'll clean up that uh, that flange, get rid of the rust, and then bolt that U-joint into the differential. All right, let's de-crustify this real quick. real easy. Oh, that's a lot in there. Oh I See, there's like a pocket. It was full of dirt there. nice and shiny. Beautiful. all right shaft coming up going in and line it up and send it. Nope. I Missed. try again. backing up back in I think I got it I believe if I rotate it, it'll go in. no pry. Hammer All right, we got it. it's in. I Need to de-rust these straps a little bit. Oh, a little weevy wobbly ruined one bolt and a two bolts. Okay, one strap is on accessing his head. That's the balancing weight drive shaft. pick. There we go. Okay. couple forward Milwaukee clicks and that thing will be uh, secure. see how it pressed in? Yeah, the U-joint cup. I have that on backwards. don't I think I do No, it just naturally sticks out some. wow. I'm doubting myself today. Please click and we'll give it a spin one more time. Two more times. it's oozing brake clean and clicks right on one shaft replaced. We need to go back to our carrier though. and uh, not forget those. uh, those two bolts up top because that is how your drive shaft falls out and uh, and that would be bad. So same procedure. let's go on over with 90 Degree Milwaukee It's not sponsored, it's a good tool and we'll hit the other side as well. I'm gonna go and let's reach around this way. Okay, this is tweaked sideways a little bit I Need to adjust it. Sure, it is parallel with the bracket and perpendicular to the rails to the frame rails. That looks good. Let's finish it off and secure it no the other way. We'll secure it the other direction. see how that moves? It's not what we're looking for here. Looks like the torque that I applied from the tool caused that thing to twist and try it again. Maybe I'll hold it. Nope. still moves. Let's try this side first. Maybe if I pry bar against it more pry bar. Foreign. This does not have to be this hard. I Got it all right now. The carrier is secure and it's straight and even I verify such things. Good to go. Nice. Okay, let's let this thing down and back it out. We'll keep an eye on this shaft and we'll see what kind of Wiggly action this one has versus the wiggly action that the original one had coming down. Thank you. Try again all the way down. All right, let's get out of here. Foreign foreign guys. how'd that thing look? Was it less weebie wobbly I Can tell you that I heard less clunking noises going in and out of park and uh, on and off the throttle. So I'm pretty sure there was an improvement. Plus based on the condition of a that original unit that's in there I imagine that's uh, that replacement is going to be a huge Improvement I Hope it solves. uh, some vibrations too I had a little bit of a Driveline Vibe actually and I had a very large at one point. uh, vibration under load and I know it was that drive shaft anyway. I will testify to that later on. Uh, when I go home because that will be my test drive on this particular instance. So I'm gonna go ahead and clean up and uh, all that being said, I'm gonna go ahead and close this video right now with the exception of my finalized test drive evaluation when I leave here so again and as always like, thank you for watching this video. Hope you enjoyed this video. If you did enjoy this video, you know what to do. Let me know about that by tapping that like button down below. If you do not enjoy this video then uh, just go back and watch one of my other videos and maybe you'll enjoy that one So again and as always thank you for watching and most importantly, do not forget to have yourselves a great day! See you guys later in the Chevrolet drive shaft.

95 thoughts on “Mechanic ignored problem! gave myself the shaft!”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Gromitdog1 says:

    Those PT Cruisers your fleet of courtesy cars?

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Paul Koumi says:

    Ray, on your next introduction to your new video can you please say "Good Strudel to you sir"

    Long story, a work colleague and I thought it would be funny instead of hello we'd say a different word. Strudel being the funniest that we could come up with at the time 😊

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Nick Theo says:

    Heeeeeey, you can re use those clamps for the rubber boot, i have a nack for clipping those clamps back together. I yelled out nooo once you used the cutters to break them off.

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mark R. says:

    Did he forget to zip tie the boot? I never saw that.

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars L & M sendit says:

    He ordered greaseable drive shaft then didn't know how to use it

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bruce Morey says:

    Ray! Please stop and read this comment it will help you in the future. I have the same basic truck 2006 GMC 2500 HD. Same drive shaft. All your problems were caused by your carrier bearing rubber being worn out. You will discover that the rubber has fail again in a couple years depending on how much heavy towing you do with the truck. All you had to do was change out the carrier bearing. The whole job start to finish takes about an hour if you have a vice. Now that you have changed out the complete drive shaft there may come a time that you all feel a bump when you start from a complete start. You are going to think there is a problem with the transmission or the differential. The problem will be the spline where the two shafts connect. What is happening is the spline is not moving in and out because of a lack of grease. When Doorman said the new shaft was greaseable. That’s what that grease cert is for, greasing that spline. The bump that you will feel is the spline freezing up from lack of grease. I would grease that thing every six months and check for torn rubber mount. The rubber has torn out of my carrier bearing 3 times and had the bumping 2 times. No grease cert in the OEM part. Lastly, there is nothing wrong with your old drive shaft, If the rubber tears out in the future, and it will, after pulling a lot of heavy loads, take that spline yoke with the grease cert and install it on your old drive shaft if you use it, because your old drive shaft doesn’t have it and it is needed for sure. The only way to grease a OEM drive shaft spline is to drop the drive shaft pull the spline apart and hand grease it. I hope this will help you in the future. Love my Duramax.

    Note: When buying a new carrier bearing buy one with a life time warrantee at an Autopart's store. You will be changing them a few times with the towing you do.

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars SWCC Bakersfield CA says:

    Grease dem zeros 😉

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Joseph Egon says:

    Wouldn't it have been easier to install the front half first have it all bolted into place then slide the rear half on. Would have made it much lighter. Work smarter not harder.

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Denver Basshead says:

    Take a shot every time he's says shaft lol

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jeremy Broderick says:

    Spicer joints are the best for the money There is a big difference between sealed joints(stronger) and greaseable joints.

    My preference is the sealed joints. 285k before I changed them on my 2012 3500 got rid of the 2 piece drive shaft also

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ᗒᗕ MIKE HUNT ᗒᗕ says:

    Great work yet again 👍👍well done 😎👌

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Daddyoh says:

    You could have reused those bellows clamps. Then at an appointed time replace them with new ones. Did you attach the ty-raps that weren't in the video?

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars p k says:

    Front right tyre pressure check 👍

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars C. B. says:

    Hey, Ray, the silver collar is the retainer for your boot. The rubber is the interior support, then you hold it all together, click.

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Nick Bochanesky says:

    Happy to see your air compressor is still there. Lol.

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars J.T. Cooper says:

    👍🏻😎Having your own shop is giving you so much more creative freedom and the content is much better in your own environment now. Congrats on all of the success you've achieved for you and your family. 💯

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Nick Snarski says:

    I guess I'm old school but I would have replaced the center support. Not a fan of off shore Dorman parts.

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Matt D says:

    Nicely done Ray!

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars M Dharmaraj says:

    so many dirty puns on this video lol

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars peter butzer says:

    There’s this stuff called anti-seize grease/lubricant. You need to be introduced.

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Peter Woodman says:

    Tugging on your shaft!!!!!!! he he he. She said.

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jon Gould says:

    That thing stopped being a carrier bearing a long time ago. It was a holding-on-for-dear-life bearing.

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Claude Doane says:

    Four (4) PT Cruisers in one lot!

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars noel castle says:

    Great video always better to replace e the whole thing like that . My old beater second car a few tears ago developed some strange noises when accelerating , found the centre bearing's rubber was just about flogged out. I didn't want to sink anymore $$$ into this car so i scrubbed the rubber donut with a wire brush and filled the centrebearing outer cavity with silaflex a high quality semi hard compound that sets like rubber . Left it for a few days and it's been great ever since no vibration or clunking noises and it's four years later still good. My old Uncle still drives it I gave it too him a couple of years ago as he had no money or car .. so that quick fix worked well for once.

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Travis S says:

    Sounds like the lift needs to be calibrated/ adjusted. The timing on the locks sound not in sync.

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars TopCat577 says:

    Coming from a generation where products and the like were repaired and reused, as opposed to today's disposable/throw away society; I would replace the carrier bearing on the OEM driveshaft along with the u-joints, and if necessary, re-balance it at a shop that specializes in low and hi-speed driveshaft balancing…especially when you already know the deficiencies in Dorman products. In the event your truck gives up the ghost for good, before you ever need to reinstall the OEM unit, you can always e-bay the refurbished/rebuilt driveshaft. At least, this is what I would do.

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Big boy trucker says:

    He said this shaft and get greased lol

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Charles Dunn says:

    Looks about time for some new tires, Ray. Dually tire change would be something to learn. ALSO – Merch idea. Shirts with "More Prybar !!"

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ralph says:

    I thought I was the only one who threw parts away to make something fit.( tung in check)

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Sandmansa says:

    You're a very common mechanic Ray. Spend so much time fixing everyone else's vehicles, while neglecting your own.

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Orion says:

    What is the square thing on the right side of the screen right behind the carrier bearing cross member just curious

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Art M says:

    Really surprised you didn't top off the grease. Also, what happened to the zip ties??

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars JD0NK3y says:

    Why dosnt he put the bigger lift where the smaller one is cause then the bigger cars that need it he can just pull right in then the smaller ones he would have alot more maneuverability

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ChrisD4335 says:

    I don't think i would trust a doorman u joint much less a whole drive shaft.

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars edgeofvamp says:

    Ray, you could have installed it separately one side at a time. LOL Really were doing the hard way. HAHAHA

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mike Morgan says:

    Why’s wrong with doorman??

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Brian Ricoh says:

    I can Doorman is beginning to Pss you off

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Brian Ricoh says:

    otiker clamps, not reusable

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Sunbeam says:

    Can't you just add another zip-tie. Or was that a hose-clamp?

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rob Brei says:

    Hopefully you grabbed your light from under there at the end of the video lol

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Alexander says:

    I had a 2006 LBZ long-bed and that carrier bearing went out too many time so I got