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Old 01-31-2014, 09:35 AM   #15
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The quick disconnect is not a quick solution. As I remember it the process included the installer having to accurately measure your present driveshaft (very important) and sending those measurements to the factory. The factory then had to custom build the new driveshaft which was then installed by your local dealer, mechanic etc.
When I called the factory to discuss the process they emphasized the importance of the measurement being done correctly for a good result with no vibration.
I then asked for the names of three dealers who had completed the most installs in North Florida. He gave me two in Jacksonville and 1 about 100 miles away.
The most experienced company was Bens RV in Jacksonville. When I told him I was going to visit Bens he warned me to not make a quick judgement when I saw his shop and just drive right by.
I understood his statement when I drove up. He works out of a large shop next to his home with lots of RVs on the site. Kind of disorganized looking. (Of course his home was immaculate! Got a feeling the home is run by the wife!)
He jacked up the rear of the car, took a measurement, and ordered the unit. When it came in he completed the install in a few hours. Very important to me is he very neatly placed my old driveshaft in the box and sealed it up. Told me to hold on to it so when I want to sell the car he will change it out for me.
I take the car by yearly and have him go under the car and check it out and grease it. I have never had any vibration and am quite satisfied. I know the satisfaction you have with this product is directly related to the quality of the installation. If you lack mechanical skill and are not meticulous I wouldn't suggest trying the installation yourself. They are built to your measurements and balance at the factory so problems are in the installation.
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Old 02-06-2014, 01:16 PM   #16
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Bill called and said unit should be ready next week.
2 weeks time, that is fast.
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Old 02-06-2014, 01:56 PM   #17
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I have had mine 140000 miles no problems drive shaft king did the install wasn't cheap but I'm happy
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Old 02-08-2014, 07:23 AM   #18
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Richie 156: Boy that is fast. I know you will be a happy camper with this unit. Just wondering for another project is your s10 4wd or 2wd and is it extended cab or reg cab. How long was your driveshaft?
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BoPeg, 2002 S10 2wd std trans 5speed extended cab 3door. Rear shaft is 37 1/2 in. my only concern is that large round balancer between rear u-joint an rear-end.
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has any one ever used Remco drive shaft coupling to use on cars with automatic trans.
I have one on my Tacoma PU and it has been less the perfect, in fact it is complete junk. It has been rebuilt twice and I just had to replace the yoke bearing with only 12,000 miles of towing. It has left me stranded more than once and the factory charges $64.00 for over night of a small part. I have spent almost as much as the disconnect cost again in repairs. It has been into numerous Remco "authorized" installers, yet it continues to break.

I would not have another one, and we will be changing toads to one that is factory towable before our next trip.
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I installed one on my 1993 Explorer Sport when new. Took the measurement, sent it to Remco, then installed it myself. It has been working fine for just over 20 years now.
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I installed drive shaft disconnect on my 2002 Sonoma crew cab 4WD when new. Has worked wonderful until present. Keep it lubricated well and use often. I use silicon grease.
Sadly sold truck with 160000 miles on odometer and countless tow miles. New towed is 2014 GMC Terrain. Another wonderful towed.
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Richie: Cold and snowy here in Central Va. Gave me a chance to raise S10 on my lift and I too have large balancer on rear end. the remco disconnect will clear this with no problem.
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BoPeg, 2002 S10 2wd std trans 5speed extended cab 3door. Rear shaft is 37 1/2 in. my only concern is that large round balancer between rear u-joint an rear-end. riche156
Have you checked your Owner's Manual? I would expect that the 5 speed manual could be towed in neutral without a disconnect.
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I went to the dealer and he said yes, I then looked on this fourm and people were really not sure so I called Remco and Bill said that 5th gear would not get lubed while flat towing for any distance. Believe me I would not spend this money if not nessary.
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What does the Owner's Manual say?

Dealer is not a reliable source of information.
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Owner's manual doesn't say
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Old 02-16-2014, 10:34 AM   #28
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manual, 2 wheel drive models only. 4 wheels on ground. the shaft must be disconnected, and 2 fuse removed, RDO BATT and CLSTR inside cab fuse box.
I disabled my steering lock on mine, so now I can remove key and take it with me when towing.
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