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To all who have removed a driveshaft: PLEASE post your story!

Ok, I have my tranny, engine, and gas tank out. Essentially, my Porsche 924 is a gorgeous piece of black metal on jack stands with a torque tube in the middle. It's a í77 924 with a 4 speed Audi tranny.

Ah, but therein, my friends, lies the greatest challenge of them all!

Iíve hammered on a piece of wood on either side, Iíve used the vice grip-hammer method, Iíve had my shot-put-putting friends pull with all their might. I was at the point of using my tie rod puller, but alas, it was a couple inches too short. For the life of me I cannot get out my driveshaft!!

My fellow 924/944 owners, I know there are those of you among us who have pulled out a driveshaft, and I know some of you have already told me what you did, but alas, I am failing! I implore you, with bended knee and glossy eye, will someone PLEASE tell me in-depth how to liberate my driveshaft from the clutches of the evil press fit bearings. They desire nothing more then to have me FAIL in my quest, and send my hapless 924 to a miserable life of rust in a junkyard! (That will never happen )

Thank you!!!!!

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You need a press to do this. We used to do them and had a special jig made. Trying to do it any other way is not going to happen. Call Tom, Jim or Mark at 928 International, they do rebuild them.
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But people do their own rebuilds! I swear I've heard of it happening!



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Is it sliding out just so far and stopping, or is it like stuck? I tried to get shaft out of 924s 1987 with automatic. It will go about 1/2 inch and stop. Later discovered that there was a 'Keeper' in a grove on the drive shaft that kept it from coming out.
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Are you saying that the torque tube is not pulling out of the bell housing?

If so then have you tried actuating the clutch while some one pulls on the torque tube?

Actuation of the clutch allows things to line up better.

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Just to make clear the current status of my torque tube and vehicle:






Stanton, there's 0 play. I measured driveshaft overhang distance before and after my efforts, and got the exact same figure!


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Are you thinking that you might run electrical wires through the torque tube or what? Just a little curious, other wise this whole project to me is
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Uhmmmmm you can drop the rear end and remove the entire torque tube?

Then you should be able to pull/press the drive shaft out of it.
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looking further into his project, I think he wants to remove some of the drive shaft and TT, but keep the splines on both ends. G/L.
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Yes Matt, that's correct! Driveshaft shortening is all the rage in France...I do plan to run wire sort of on top of the TT in the "cage" though, since it's well protected and what not. That is, assuming I can track down some batteries to wire up...

And thanks AE, I'll be giving this a try next week.

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