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Lots of stuff on here about driveline replacement. Found my answer then lost it so here it goes. Have a 2006 V8 and am replacing the drive line/prop shaft. Got the driveline loose now trying to figure out how big of deal it is to drop the subframe? Do i have to remove exhaust also. Any tips on any of this is appreciated. Again pretty sure this is somewhere but couldn't find it again.
 

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I found an older thread on here that seems to have a bunch of info on completing the job. Hopefully it's relative to your V8 as someone with an '04 V8 posted. I noticed pictures are missing in some posts but maybe the text will help. Especially in post #38. Let us know.

Link >>>> DIY: Driveshaft R & R
 

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I found an older thread on here that seems to have a bunch of info on completing the job. Hopefully it's relative to your V8 as someone with an '04 V8 posted. I noticed pictures are missing in some posts but maybe the text will help. Especially in post #38. Let us know.

Link >>>> DIY: Driveshaft R & R
Thanks new2tregs. I finished the job and did have to drop the exhaust. Now have a vibration at somewhere between 20-25 mph. Assuming maybe I didn't get everything torqued evenly or maybe the new shaft and bearing is off? Found posts on vibration around the same speed but the guy just had his bearings replaced bit the whole shaft.
 

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Thanks new2tregs. I finished the job and did have to drop the exhaust. Now have a vibration at somewhere between 20-25 mph. Assuming maybe I didn't get everything torqued evenly or maybe the new shaft and bearing is off? Found posts on vibration around the same speed but the guy just had his bearings replaced bit the whole shaft.
Did you go with a new OEM shaft w/bearing?
 

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Balancing is critical on shafts. You’ll need to mark everything prior to disassembly and check and check when assembling.
I’m a mechanic. If its the centre bearing, then best option Ive found is to take car to a driveshaft specialist to repair. They’ll remove the shaft, cut off and replace the bearing in a lathe, RE-BALANCE it and refit it, all in a few hours for around AUD$450. They have the correct equipment. Easy and you’ll still retain your quality OEM shaft.
 
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