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Tailshaft replacement

The Recidivist

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From what I can gather the centre bearing on a VX tailshaft is extremely hard, if not impossible, to remove/replace and the universals cannot be repaired as they are 'staked'.

So, my questions are:

(1) Will the tailshaft of a VT automatic wagon fit straight into a VX series 2 automatic wagon without any mucking around?
(2) Is the later VX tailshaft any better than the earlier VT tailshaft - or are they basically the same?

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1) In short, no. The VT has a different yoke to the VX series 2. Unless of course your VXII has a BW78 for some reason but they changed the suspension/diff setup at VXII. The VX series 1 is the same as the VT.
2) Any better? Opinions are varied. Some prefer the non "rubber donut" type in the VT, some prefer the VX2 style.
 

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Centre bearings are easy to replace. The shafts just come apart in the centre if you pull them hard enough in a press. Any driveshaft workshop should be able to do it for pretty cheap.

And the joints can be replaced by anyone with the right tooling
 

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I have sold my car. When I had my car my center bearing was also bad. Went to one shop and he declined that the center bearing cannot be replaced. Went to another he took a hammer and hammered the center bearing piece out. He also hammered the u joints out and put new ones in. Took 30 minutes and problem solved.
 
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