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race33
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 44
posted March 22, 2004 09:52 PM  
I got a new Powerglide recently and I went to move it and accidentally grabbed the input shaft. The inner shaft came right out of whatever it was connected to. I got it back pushed in and engaged. This never happed to me before. Is this normal?

racerguy500
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 168
posted March 22, 2004 09:58 PM  
That one freaked me out too, on the end of the shaft there is some metal rings, as long as they are all ok all is cool. I found one of mine busted and replaced it and has been fine now for a few years. Most often you are ok but I would check to be sure.

race33
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 44
posted March 23, 2004 06:15 AM  
Are those rings on the tail end of that shaft? I didn't pull it all the way out so I didn't see what was on the other end.

TCI
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 87
posted March 23, 2004 10:14 AM  
The rings are closer to the inside "end" of the shaft. They are probably ok, but it wouldn't hurt to pull it out and check them. You just need to make sure that you don't just ram it back in when it is re-installed.

Scott

race33
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 44
posted March 23, 2004 12:20 PM  
Thanks, Scott. Is there a seal or anything that goes between the inner and outer shaft, or does it just sit inside it? Seems to be a lot a play between them. I guess that's normal?

TCI
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 87
posted March 23, 2004 02:43 PM  
There's nothing that goes between them. With a stock setup the converter has a turbine bushing that keeps it lined up and with a direct drive there's no up and down play with the pump drive so it keeps it inline.

Scott

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