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Old 02-14-2017, 02:46 PM   #1
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driveshaft V6 - 1997 convertible

hi guys, posting from Sydney, a question if I may:
I have a 97 convertible which is a V6 3.8L the center bearing on the driveshaft needs replacing, is this a serviceable item ? I have managed to source the bearing from Rockauto (National HB-41) but the mechanic can't work out how to fit it over the driveshaft without breaking the other part first, of which we don't have a spare, any ideas anyone, do you just replace the split driveshaft with a single one ? cheers and thanks.
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All 93-02 driveshafts are interchangeable. Ideally you'll get a one piece aluminum one from a Trans Am and lose the center support bearing completely.

They can be had for about US$100 on eBay.


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hi guys, posting from Sydney, a question if I may:
I have a 97 convertible which is a V6 3.8L the center bearing on the driveshaft needs replacing, is this a serviceable item ? I have managed to source the bearing from Rockauto (National HB-41) but the mechanic can't work out how to fit it over the driveshaft without breaking the other part first, of which we don't have a spare, any ideas anyone, do you just replace the split driveshaft with a single one ? cheers and thanks.
Just replace the 2 piece driveshaft with a 1 piece. It is a direct swap from any 4th Gen f-body that has the 1 piece................and a whole lot better setup.
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thanks guys will do some searching for a one piece, cheers,

ps it's a lot easier to source parts for my 1st gen than it is for the 4th gen
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