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Installing Flywheel Inspection Dust Cover

Discussion in 'Jeep CJ' started by Cheftao, Jul 11, 2020.

  1. Jul 11, 2020 at 11:01 AM
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    Cheftao

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    Hey Everyone,
    So I purchased a after market flywheel inspection dust cover for my 1966 CJ 5 V-6 engine. I cant seem to figure out how to install it. The front transaxle is in the way. Do I need to disconnect the front transaxle in order to install the dust cover?
    By the way, Jeepguy is excellent to deal with...

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  2. Jul 11, 2020 at 2:53 PM
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    I think you are describing the front driveshaft. Go ahead and pull it, clean, inspect, and lube it. Replacing the bolts might be a good plan.
     
  3. Jul 12, 2020 at 5:57 AM
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    Thanks for your reply. So I am a below average mechanic. Ask me about food and I am an expert. Is this something I can do myself or should I have an actual mechanic do it. For example, when you say “pull it” is this something I can do or do I need special tools? Thanks!!
     
  4. Jul 12, 2020 at 6:31 AM
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    good morning maybe I can help on one end of the shaft ur should find a universal joint Not too familiar with the old jeeps but you should see bolts holding in the universal remove the bolts On the opposite end should be a slip yoke slide the shaft off of the yoke and remove it. Hope that helps I’m sure jim beam will replay he’s probably more knowledgeable than I am on the older ones.
     
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  5. Jul 12, 2020 at 1:24 PM
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    LYFZGOOD is correct it just unbolts at the u-joints at each end and it will come right out. The slip yoke does not come out though.The older a vehicle is, the easier it is to work on and sometimes harder to find parts for.
     
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  6. Jul 13, 2020 at 6:48 AM
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    Hey Everyone,
    Thank you! I’m going to do this myself. Just wanted to make sure it is basically simple and I would not need a gear puller or something. Should I replace the bolts in the u- joint?
     
  7. Jul 13, 2020 at 7:01 AM
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    Be a good idea
     
  8. Jul 13, 2020 at 8:05 AM
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    Especially if they are the original bolts, although they might be u-bolts and if original are probably overstressed. The big box 4wd outfits do carry some replacements parts for the older CJs.
     
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  9. Jul 13, 2020 at 9:18 AM
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    ORIGINAL? 54 years i’d say not a question replace them!!!
     
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  10. Jul 26, 2020 at 4:08 PM
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    Ok will do. Thanks for all the info.... Really appreciate it.
     
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