How to Remove the Drive Shaft on a Chevy C-10


The 60-87 Chevrolet C-10 truck was hugely successful over the years. Even though each body style changed the look of the truck completely, many of the underpinnings are the same. Removing a driveshaft on a 2-wheel drive truck isn't difficult. It just takes a little bit of patience.

Things You'll Need

  • Metric and standard wrench set At least 4 jack stands Jack Drain pan Shop rags Duct tape
  • Jack the vehicle up so that you have enough room to crawl under the vehicle safely. Set the frame on jack stands. Before crawling under the vehicle, always be sure that the truck is solidly on the stands for safety reasons.

  • Using a 10mm wrench or appropriately-sized wrench, remove the four bolts that hold the axle yoke into place on the axle. These bolts hold straps that go over the axle bearings.

  • Remove the straps and push the drive shaft into the transmission so you have enough room to get the drive line out of the axle housing.

  • Use the duct tape to wrap around the drive shaft end to keep the bearing caps in place. If those caps come loose, there are a lot of needle bearings inside which aren't fun to replace, so be careful.

  • Place a drain pan underneath the transmission and pull out the drive line. The drive line is now free from the truck, but transmission fluid will begin leaking into the pan. To stop or slow the fluid from draining, use the duct tape to tape a shop rag onto the end of the transmission.

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