Rear Propeller Shaft 1 Washer 2 Bolt M12 3 Propeller shaft - Front 4 Stud (6 off) 5 Shim (3 off) 6 Nut (6 off) 7 Nut (2 off) 8 Shaft bearing assembly 9 Propeller shaft - Rear 10 Bolt M (6 off) 11 Shim (3 off). The rear propeller shaft assembly comprises front and rear shaft assemblies and a centrally mounted shaft bearing. The rear propeller shaft assembly has an overall length of 1280 mm.
DRIVE AND PROPELLER SHAFTS 47-8 DESCRIPTION AND OPERATION Front Shaft Assembly The front shaft assembly comprises a CV joint at the front and a splined shaft at the rear. The front shaft comprises a tube with welded, splined shafts at each end. The forward splined shaft accepts the CV joint which is secured with a circlip. The CV joint is packed with grease and sealed on both sides with metal shrouds to prevent the ingress of dirt and moisture. The CV joint has six radial holes which provide for the attachment to the transfer box rear output flange. The joint is secured to the output flange with six bolts, which screw into threaded holes in the flange. Three shims are fitted under each pair of bolts. The shims have tabs which are bent to secure the bolts. The CV joint is not a serviceable item and failure will require replacement of the rear propshaft assembly. The rear splined shaft mates with splines in the rear shaft universal joint. A threaded hole is provided in the splined shaft to secure the front and rear propeller shaft sections together. A machined surface on the shaft accepts the shaft bearing, which is a press fit.