This is a discussion on Busted Tailshaft within the Automatic Transmission forums, part of the Drivetrain category; Me and a buddy was driving down the road and I punched it and my car down shifted and made ...
04-16-2006, 08:27 PM #1
Me and a buddy was driving down the road and I punched it and my car down shifted and made a pop sound, so we pull off the road and look. It was dripping trans fluid not real bad but was a steady drip. He looks under the car to find a crack near the middle of the tailshaft. My questions are, what can i do to make this not happen again other than baby it. Is there a part that will make this stronger? And what would make this happen? New gear/posi?
BTW my car is a 02 Z28, mods are diablo predator,auburn posi with 4.10 gear, k&n fipk. the rest is stock. Also the posi and 4.10 gear was installed Thursday april 13 and this happened the following saturday night!!
Any help is appreciated, also if anyone has a tailshaft for sale pm me.
04-17-2006, 07:02 PM #2
04-17-2006, 07:33 PM #3
I'm confused. A tailshaft is part of the transmission...but you are naming off a new posi/gear, which is in the rear end.
Are you talking about the rear end or the transmission?
04-17-2006, 07:53 PM #4
The tailshaft on the tranny is cracked. My question is could the new rearend have anything to do with this? Or is this a weak part on the fbodys and if so is there a fix for the bad design?
04-18-2006, 04:32 AM #5
If the transmission tailshaft is cracked then it is a trans problem, not the rear end, that wouldn't cause it to break.
04-18-2006, 06:01 AM #6
Sounds like it could be a combination of things. Possible bad trans mount and the torque arm being mounted to the tranny tailshaft. Solutions include a new tailshaft for starters, a poly mount for the trans and a Spohn torque arm which mounts to the underbody as opposed to mounting to the trans tailshaft.http://www.spohn.net/category.cfm?categoryid=1049
05-23-2006, 02:51 PM #7
Here was the problem.
I ordered a tci flexplate and 2800 stall for it while I was at it.
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