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Old 08-18-2003, 11:57 AM
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This weekend I will tighten the out put flange nut to ensure this problem do not pop back up.
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Old 08-18-2003, 02:55 PM
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Can You describe Your reply a bit more in detail? Im not sure what bolts that You mean and it sure sounds like something that I should check on my car.


Mikael Westerberg
1984 500 SEL
Vanersborg, Sweden
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Old 08-18-2003, 04:10 PM
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Steve I have never seen this nut. I plan to take off the Four bolts to remove the driveshaft from the flange and maybe remove from the diff too. I trust that when I get there I will be able to see the nut. Then I plan to stick a socket on an impact wrench and tighten things up abit.
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Old 08-18-2003, 05:08 PM
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The nut could very easily require a special spaner socket. The new nut will tighten with a 12point socket but the originals were round with four slots. I have seen many tightened with a chiesel and hammer.

The nut holds the output flange to the output shafts and doing so squeezes down on the output bearing inner race the governor the speedo gear and a few spacers (most of which is inside the trans.

It will require dropping the front of the driveshaft out of the way.
Steve Brotherton
Continental Imports
Gainesville FL
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33 years MB technician
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Old 08-19-2003, 09:47 AM
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The spanner socket driven nut explainse why it is loose. Brownaie, either get the socket or the replacement nut before you pull the driveshaft. A new hex nut seems to make more sense.
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