Joined: Nov 2016
I haven't worked on that model of transmission, but in the end, all tailshafts sort of work out to be the same thing: the shaft inside is supported on the far end pretty well, and just passes through without touching anything until it gets to the driveshaft. Since the driveshaft is the only part touching the tailshaft seal, it doesn't matter if things are pretty inside there, really, so long as the tailshaft's not bent and the splines aren't damaged. Once the seal's in place and the new driveshaft goes in, all will be well.
Sounds like yours was a real wooly booger to get out! Well done.
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