Join Date: May 2003
Location: Houston TX - I drive mine.
You are looking for the difference in angle between the (1) tranny versus driveshaft and (2) pinion versus driveshaft. This method works even if the car is not level. You are going to use the u-joint angles front and rear. Rotate the driveshaft so that one of the u-joints on the tranny yoke is pointed straight down. Put a socket flat on the u-joint cap and measure the angle using by putting the angle finder on the socket. Rotate the driveshaft 90 degrees so that the driveshaft u-joint cap is pointing straight down. Again use a socket to measure that angle. Do the same in the rear. You must NOT change the height of the car at any time. If you have trouble getting under it then put blocks under all four wheels until you can. This method requires you to remove the u-joint clips so that you can get the socket flat on the u-joint face.
Once you have all four angles you can use them to see all the differences including the pinion versus the yoke. Again, it does not matter if the car is level - you are just looking for the differences.
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