Torn blue plastic coating on driveline splines

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  1. mile marker 27

    mile marker 27 Road Train Member

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    Plastic coating is torn on my rear driveline’s splines. It’s made it extremely difficult for it to slide. What to do?
     
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  3. BoxCarKidd

    BoxCarKidd Road Train Member

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    We run them as long as they do not have excessive side play.
     
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  4. Smellfunny

    Smellfunny Road Train Member

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    The best thing to do would be have the old one cut off and then to have a new stub shaft welded on to the end.
     
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  5. uncleal13

    uncleal13 Road Train Member

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    I took mine apart and put in fresh grease to make sure it didn’t seize.
     
  6. Last Call

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    That blue coating is basically like teflon but heavier if it’s torn it’s because there is excessive wear in the splines
    You have 2 options 1 grease or anti seize the slip joint and run it till it tears things up which might be next week or 10 years
    2 replace slip joints now
     
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