Front Constant Velocity Driveshaft Parts for 1977.5 to 1991 Chevy and GMC Full Size 4x4s

Parts for GM front CV Shafts

Driveshaft Identification

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CV MOUNTING FLANGE: The QU40761 mounting flange on Saginaw Double-Cardan CV Joints as used with original equipment 1977-1991 Chevy and GMC front CV shafts can be identified by the following features:
5" outside diameter, 4 bolt Round Flange mates to the Transfer Case Output Flange using 4 QU10806 7/16" Bolts that fit through holes in CV Flange and thread into your Transfer Case Output Flange. Note: If you have a CV mounting flange is half-round, your driveshaft has an aftermarket Spicer type CV head which was also used as original equipment on some Dodge trucks. See our 1994-2002 Dodge Front CV Shaft web page for Spicer type CV parts.

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CV CENTER YOKE: The Saginaw CV Center Yoke has squared off ends. The 1-1/8" diameter holes for the u-joints have a 3-1/4" center to center dimension. Plastic injected into grooves machined in the yokes and u-joint cups retains the factory installed universal joints. TK40725 and QU40758 replacement universal joints are kept in place by spring steel C-Clips that fit in a groove machined on each u-joint cup. When installed, the C-Clips will be against flats machined on the inside faces of the yokes. Note: If you have CV u-joints with external snap rings, your driveshaft has an aftermarket Spicer type CV head which was also used as original equipment on some Dodge trucks. See our 1994-2002 Dodge Front CV Shaft web page for Spicer type CV parts.

Constant Velocity Parts

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The now obsolescent Saginaw Double Cardan CV Joint used by Dodge on 1977-1991 Chevy and GMC full size 4x4 trucks was quite durable as long as the CV Centering Ball was greased every now and again. The simple Saginaw centering ball and socket is easier to grease, longer lasting and cheaper to repair than Spicer CV Ball that uses needle bearings especially under poor maintenance conditions. However the Spicer type CV can run at a greater angle
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Dan the Gear Man Tech Tip: The QU40817 replaceable hardened steel centering ball MUST be replaced if it shows any evidence of wear. Ideally, an expensive, specialized puller is used for removal, however you can remove the ball by carefully slitting it with a die grinder
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QU40760 CV Center Yoke For 1977-1991 Chevy and GMC full size 4x4 front drive shafts.

Please refer to QU40760 page for more details and ordering information.
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QU40761 Flange Yoke CV Sub-Assembly For 1977-1991 Chevy and GMC 4x4's has the QU50038 Yoke Liner and QU40752 Centering Kit spring, washers, shoes, and seal already installed.

Please refer to QU40761 page for more details and ordering information.
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QU40851 Ball Stud Tube Yoke For 2" x 0.120" wall thickness tubing includes a angled grease fitting.

Please refer to QU40851 page for more details and ordering information.
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QU40831 Complete CV Head Assembly Is the cheapest way to replace a completely toasted CV Joint.

Please refer to QU40831 page for more details and ordering information.
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QU40752 CV Joint Centering Kit Includes, Hardened Steel Centering Ball, 3 Shoes, 2 Washers, Seal, and Spring.

Please refer to QU40752 page for more details and ordering information.

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QU40741 CV Joint Centering Parts Kit without CV Ball For Chevy and GMC 4x4 trucks with Saginaw Type Double-Cardan CV Joint. Kit includes: 3 Shoes, 2 Washers, Seal, and Spring.

Please refer to QU40741 page for more details and ordering information.
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QU40828 CV Ball Seal Replaces worn or damaged seal in your Flange Yoke. Included in QU40741 and QU407452 CV Parts Kits.

Please refer to QU40828 page for more details and ordering information.
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QU40833 CV Ball Seat Set Is a three piece Ball Seat Shoe set that replaces replaces worn or damaged Ball Seat Shoes in your Flange Yoke. Included in QU40741 and QU407452 CV Parts Kits.

Please refer to QU40833 page for more details and ordering information.
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QU40837 CV Ball Spring Replaces a worn or damaged spring in your Flange Yoke. Included in QU40741 and QU407452 CV Parts Kits.

Please refer to QU40837 page for more details and ordering information.
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QU40838 CV Ball Inner Washer A replaces worn or damaged Lower Seat Washer in your Flange Yoke. Included in QU40741 and QU407452 CV Parts Kits.

Please refer to QU40838 page for more details and ordering information.
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QU40839 CV Ball Outer Washer A replaces worn or damaged Upper Seat Washer in your Flange Yoke. Included in QU40741 and QU407452 CV Parts Kits.

Please refer to QU40839 page for more details and ordering information.
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QU40836 CV Dust Shield Replaces a damaged or missing Dust Shield on your Ball Stud Tube Yoke. Needs to be Tack Welded on your Ball Styd Tube Yoke.

Please refer to QU40836 page for more details and ordering information.
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QU50038 CV Flange Yoke Liner Replaces a damaged liner in your CV Flange Yoke.

Please refer to QU50038 page for more details and ordering information.
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QU40817 Hardened Steel Centering Ball Is a press-fit on the Ball Stud Tube Yoke Centering Stud. Included inQU407452 CV Parts Kit.

Please refer to QU40817 page for more details and ordering information.
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Driveshaft Assemblies

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QU40924 1350 Series Unfinished Heavy Duty Greaseable CV Shaft Assembly for GM is the lowest cost way to replace your worn out Double Cardan Constant Velocity Dodge Ram 4x4 front CV driveshaft with a brand new, totally greaseable, 1-3/16" cup size CV U-Joints (1350 series) x 1-3/16" cup size front joint (1350 series) heavy duty Double Cardan Constant Velocity front driveshaft that you customize for length and complete the final assembly. The greaseable CV Head is already welded to the tube, so all you have to do is determine what length to cut the tube before finishing the assembly. The CV Flange will directly bolt to your original transfer case output flange. For the front axle, you will also need to replace your small original 1310 series pinion yoke (1-1/16" cup size) and hardware with 1350 series parts

Link to our QU40924 Catalog Product Page for detail

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Manuals

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An awful lot driveshaft parts are wrecked by the slam-bang methods of universal joint replacement used by most people doing driveshaft service. Your Double Cardan driveshaft components are machined to incredibly precise specifications and can be easily damaged by either poor service procedures or makeshift tools (or both). Our Driveshaft Manuals guide you through the various driveshaft service jobs using clear color photographs and detailed text.
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TM3000 Driveshaft Service Manual Order print or download versions of the complete manual or download individual chapters that cover all aspects of 4x4 and light truck driveshaft service.


Please refer to TM3000 page for more details and ordering information.
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Miscellaneous

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QU90018 Pyroplex® Protection ES Synthetic Grease Provides extended service protection under the harshest on and off road conditions! This new NLGI #2 GC-LB grease is Hydro-Activated™ to become tackier when exposed to moisture. Offers superior corrosion and wear protection in a variety of environments. Provides excellent low and high temperature performance. Use to lubricate the CV Ball and Slip Yoke prior to assembly and for your greaseable universal joints.

Please refer to QU90018 page for more details and ordering information.
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S9978 Blue 242 Threadlocker Is used on the bolt treads that attach your driveshaft to the transfer case and front axle.

Please refer to S9978 page for more details and ordering information.
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S9975 Anti-Seize Lubricant Will keep the CV flange from rusting to the transfer case output flange when applied to the male-female pilot that centers the shaft flange to the output flange.

Please refer to S9975 page for more details and ordering information.
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QU40852 2" x 0.120" Wall Driveshaft Tubing For all 1977-1991 Chevy and GMC Full Size original equipment front CV Shafts.

Please refer to QU40852 page for more details and ordering information.
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Rebuild Kits, Premium

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TK3006 Factory Lubed CV Rebuild Kit without Ball Kit includes 3 factory lubed universal joints and socket repair kit without centering ball.

Link to TK3006 Large Text Catalog page for more details
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TK3007 Factory Lubed CV Rebuild Kit with Ball Kit includes 3 factory lubed universal joints and socket repair kit with centering ball.

Link to TK3007 Large Text Catalog page for more details
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Rebuild Kits, Standard

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QK3004 CV Shaft Rebuild Kit, Greaseable Kit includes 3 greaseable universal joints and socket repair kit without centering ball.

Please refer to QK3004 page for more details and ordering information.
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QK3005 CV Shaft Rebuild Kit with Ball, Greaseable Kit includes 3 greaseable universal joints and socket repair kit with centering ball.

Please refer to QK3005 page for more details and ordering information.
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Slip Stubs

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QU40740 16 Spline Slip Stub for 2" Front CV Driveshafts Replaces worn out factory slip stubs on front 2" diameter Front Double Cardan Constant Velocity Driveshafts used on full size 1977-1991 GM 4x4s.

Please refer to QU40740 page for more details and ordering information.
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Slip Yokes

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QU40753 1310 Series 16 Spline Greaseable Slip Yoke with Press On Seal Is made to fit original equipment and aftermarket 1-3/8" diameter, 16 spline slip stubs on front or rear driveshafts. Exact length replacement for original equipment slip yokes on many Spicer built front CV driveshafts from 1969 to 1977 with screw on seals. This slip yoke is very common on rebuilt full size 4x4 SUV and light truck front Constant Velocity driveshafts, especially those on 1969 to 1991 Chevy/GMC.

Please refer to QU40753 page for more details and ordering information.
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Small Parts

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Often the difference between a so-so job and a great repair are in the details such as replacing worn-out small parts

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QU10806 Grade 8 Bolt With attached washer. Four of these special Bolts are needed to attach the driveshaft to the transfer case. Replaces weak Grade 5 bolts previously used.

Please refer to QU10806 page for more details and ordering information.
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QU40767 Front Driveshaft to Axle Strap and Bolt Kit for 1977-1980 GM Dana 44 and 1977-1991 GM 10 Bolt Front Pinion Yokes includes four 5/16" hardened, Grade 8, fine thread, Flanged Hex Head Bolts and 2 Straps

Please refer to QU40767 page for more details and ordering information.

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QU40735 Universal Joint Strap and Bolt Kit for Spicer Replacement type 1310 Pinion Yokes This genuine Spicer original equipment Kit is used to secure Spicer type universal joints with 1-1/16" diameter cups to current production Spicer style replacement pinion yokes. 1/4" hardened, fine thread Flange Head Bolts have 5/16" hex heads and a threadlocking compound has been applied to the bolt threads

Please refer to QU40735 page for more details and ordering information.

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QU40908 Greaseable Replacement Press On Slip Yoke Seal Fits most 1-3/8" 16 spline replacement slip yokes made after 1985 that are installed on partially splined slip stubs. Includes factory installed grease fitting
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Universal Joints

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TK40725 Torque King® CV U-Joint , cold-forged, alloy steel, non-greaseable factory synthetic-lubed u-joints for the Constant Velocity Joint. 2 of these joints are used in the CV Joint (upper or transfer case end of shaft) on 1977-1991 Chevy and GMC full size 4x4's.

Please refer to TK40725 page for more details and ordering information.
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QU40758 Heavy-Duty Greaseable CV U-Joint Hot-forged, alloy steel, greaseable u-joints with nitrile rubber seals for the Constant Velocity Joint. 2 of these joints are used in the CV Joint (upper or transfer case end of shaft) on 1977-1991 Chevy and GMC full size 4x4's.

Please refer to QU40758 page for more details and ordering information.
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