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How to Replace Driveshaft Coupler Spacers 05-10 Chrysler 300

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How to Replace Driveshaft Coupler Spacers 05-10 Chrysler 300

Created on: 2017-02-09

How to remove, replace and install the drive shaft in a 06 Chrysler 300

  1. step 1 :Removing the Driveshaft Coupler Spacers
    • Insert the bearing separator onto the spacer
    • Hold one side of the separator with a wrench and tighten down with a socket and ratchet
    • Tighten the separator until the spacer comes off

Tools needed for replacement

  • Ratchets & Related


  • Sockets - Metric

    Complete Metric Socket Set

  • Specialty Tools

    Bearing Separator

Installation Video
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Hi, I'm Mike from 1AAuto. We've been selling auto parts for over 30 years! We're dedicated to delivering quality auto parts, expert customer service, and fast and free shipping, all backed by our 100% satisfaction guarantee. So visit us at, your trusted source for quality auto parts.

In this video we're gonna be working with our 2006 Chrysler 300. We're going to show you how to remove the spacers that come pre-installed on certain drive shaft couplers. Now these are required for certain applications, however, if your vehicle does not need them we're going to show you an easy way to do it at home with a low-cost bearing separator tool. If you like this video please click subscribe, we have a ton more information on this and many other vehicles, and if you need these parts for your car you can follow the link down in the description over to

Here are the items you'll need for this repair: bearing separator, socket, wrench

Sometimes drive shaft rubbered couplings like this have press-on spacers on them, which are going to be for different applications. The particular one we're using does not need them, so, rather than buying a completely different joint, we're just going to pop these off and use this with our part. Now one method that a lot of people use to remove something that's press-fit like this is slicing the actual pressed on piece, and we're going to show you here why that's a bad idea.

The idea is that when you slice it, this is able to spread and the tension is then lost, making it fall right off. However, if you're not super, super careful with this like I wasn't, you're going to notch the piece underneath, and we also cut into the rubber here a little bit, and while this isn't really critical and it would probably be fine for hundreds and hundreds of thousands of miles, it's not something you want to risk going bad, and it's not something that you want to have to make a judgment call on, especially on someone's vehicle other than your own.

The safe method to remove these which we're going to show you now is with a bearing splitter or bearing separator tool. Now these usually come in a kit, they can be had very cheaply at a variety of tool store or auto parts stores. It's a very simple concept. We just have these two studs with threads on the end. We're going to slide it over, and you can see it's tapered inside of the cone there. We'll tighten this down a little, and that very thin taper will slide between our rubber joint and our little pressed cap here. Now this will vary from part to part, but ours uses 17 millimeter nuts. So we'll go ahead and secure one side with a wrench while we tighten the other with a ratchet.

Now, normally, if you're doing something really high tension, you wouldn't want to tighten this down unevenly. This really isn't under a lot of tension, so it's not going to be the end of the world if we just tighten down one side a little because it pops of pretty quick. But we'll go ahead and do both sides, just to show you how to do it right. Here you go, just to show you that once you get it under there, it's not under a lot of tension. I was just trying to rotate this to get on the nut, and it just popped that little guy right off. We'll do that, then we move to the other side. You would have three to remove, some have four, we only have two because of the one I cut off there to show you. That's how it should come off like that. Now this part matches our old one, and we should be able to install it right into our vehicle.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet

  • Sockets - Metric

  • Complete Metric Socket Set

  • Specialty Tools

  • Bearing Separator

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