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Busted Tailshaft

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    Busted Tailshaft

    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.

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    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?

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    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?

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    If the transmission tailshaft is cracked then it is a trans problem, not the rear end, that wouldn't cause it to break.

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    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

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    Here was the problem.





    I ordered a tci flexplate and 2800 stall for it while I was at it.

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