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  • Aq280 install - stuck with an inch to go!

    I'm in the middle of installing my Volvo aq280 leg to my aq 260 5.7 l, but the drive is stuck about an inch (maybe less) from the yoke pins. I've tried a mallet, I've tried jiggling it, and I've tried steady pressure, but it will not bUdge. It also does not want to come back off. Any help would be appreciated.

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    Re: Aq280 install - stuck with an inch to go!

    Turn the prop with it in gear to line up the splines.

    Cranchi Ellipse 21
    5.0Gi (PWTR) 1999.
    DP-SM outdrive

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    • #3
      Re: Aq280 install - stuck with an inch to go!

      Splines are aligned. As I said, it only as 1 inch to go - the splines were aligned 3 inches ago.

      Thx.

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        Re: Aq280 install - stuck with an inch to go!

        I guess the next step is to attemp removal, and try filing the splines for a better fit?

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          Re: Aq280 install - stuck with an inch to go!

          IMHO, it's much easier to install the outdrive without the upper gearbox attached to the intermediate. Then you can install the gearbox by itself. If you do it that way, you're more likely to easier see any interferience without wrestling with multiple issues.
          '76 Fiberform Custom 18
          Volvo AQ130D/280

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          • #6
            Re: Aq280 install - stuck with an inch to go!

            Thanks. I had not thought of that. I'll give it a shot.
            Last edited by Tomh1972; August 6th, 2012, 09:57 AM. Reason: Typo

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            • #7
              Re: Aq280 install - stuck with an inch to go!

              No dice. Got the upper disconnected from the drive, but the ujoint yoke is stuck fast. Won't budge in or out.

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              • #8
                Re: Aq280 install - stuck with an inch to go!

                Ouch.... rubber mallet or pry it off. I've heard of people using a come-along if needed.
                '76 Fiberform Custom 18
                Volvo AQ130D/280

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                • #9
                  Re: Aq280 install - stuck with an inch to go!

                  Mallet and webbing come-a-long did not work. I'll be disassembling the u joints and trying a three jaw puller next.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Aq280 install - stuck with an inch to go!

                    Sounds rough. Are the shaft and yoke the original ones?
                    '76 Fiberform Custom 18
                    Volvo AQ130D/280

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                    • #11
                      Re: Aq280 install - stuck with an inch to go!

                      Probably. Interesting part is that they got stuck on install, not removal (iow they are not rusted together).

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                      • #12
                        Did you find out why it got stuck? I took off the upper housing and the yoke slipped out easily. But now putting it back in it doesn't fit. Don't want to bang it in and get it stuck.

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                          Originally posted by Jimbangun View Post
                          Did you find out why it got stuck? I took off the upper housing and the yoke slipped out easily. But now putting it back in it doesn't fit. Don't want to bang it in and get it stuck.
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