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68stang351
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posted 06-30-2002 07:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68stang351   Click Here to Email 68stang351     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The T5 is in now and today when I replaced the U-joints and put the driveshaft back in, I noticed that the yoke is pointing slightly down (toward the ground) and the drivshaft goes back up to the rear end. Its like the trans mount lets the trans be too low. Anyone know of a maximum angle this can be and it still be safe?

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Moneymaker
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posted 07-01-2002 01:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It can be up to 10 degress either way. 3- 7 is optimum. I would not be concerned.

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Daniel Jones
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posted 07-01-2002 03:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daniel Jones   Click Here to Email Daniel Jones     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just make sure the transmission output is parallel (+/- 2 degrees or so) with the differential input, otherwise there will be a vibration. The usual fix on a leaf sprung car is a wedge under the perches to rotate the rear end into alignment.

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