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Don Johnson

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(Msg. 1) Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 10:07 am
Post subject: Front Drive Shaft '97 AWD 5.0L
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I just removed the front drive shaft of my '97 Explorer, AWD, 5.0L and found
that the cv joint at the transfer case was bad. I purchased a replacement,
part #65-9452, from a local Napa store. I've tried to install it without
success. It appears to be too long. I've read that Ford changed the
transfer case midway through the '97 production year and some '97 models
take the '98 model front drive shaft, #65-9450. Does anyone have any
knowledge regarding this? Have I be sold the wrong shaft, or is there a
trick for installing it?

Thanks,

dpj

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(Msg. 2) Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2007 2:03 am
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Don Johnson

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(Msg. 3) Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 1:49 am
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I compared them side by side. I didn't notice about a 1" difference in
length. I went back and asked to look at the '98 front drive shaft. Turned
out the '98 was used on some '97s, and that fixed the problem.


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> did you match the new one to the old one?
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