2004 Pontiac Grand Am SE1 6Cyl3.4L - Transmissions & Drivetrains
Is there a certain way to align a new out put shaft (RT side) on an 04 pontiac grand am?
I replaced the right drive shaft on 04 pontiac grand am. I bought a new one from Napa instead of the re-manufactured one. The new ones don't come with a stub shaft and you have to re-use the one you have. The stub shaft is on the transmission side of the output shaft is also a seal. It hasn't seated all the way flush against the tranny since I got the new. I've taken it back for replacement once. The seal on the stub shaft has to scored grooves, and sticks out of the tranny about a quarter inch. and can be tapped up and down the splined shaft that it comes on, When you put everything back together and start tightening the end nut at the wheel it almost seems to pull the output shaft out of the tranny. I've taken it in and out ten times to double check and reevaluate. Since installing the new out put shaft it grinds with the rotation of the wheels. I'm stumped, or at least need a more experience opion. I'm just a body man/painter for god's sake, not a mechanic!