Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Forest Hill , Tarrant County, Texas
Thank you for your response. I did do a search before asking the question on this site. There is not a lot of information on this issue, and I did not find any specific information resolving the question I had. So guess that it has not been a problem for most people. Maybe Honda figured people would just use common sense on it. Anyway, I am still waiting on the part which should be in today, and have been looking at the situation, and the main problem of stabbing the U joint with the shaft drive while still maintaining the oil seal in postion. I think I have figured it out. Pull the rubber boot aside and put something like a screw driver etc under the U drive to hold it in the center so that the combined shaft drive/final drive can be inserted. I was able to do a dry run and finally got it after a while, so will try that later today. As for the "oil" seal which apparently just sticks on the shaft drive and stays there on its own, I am less sure. There is really nothing holding it on and the shaft drive rotates at a high RPM but guess it does not fly off, move etc. I will find out later today. I do not think the "oil" seal actually stops the oil, but the paste anyway. Will not be able to road test it for a couple or three days since my new tires are due tomorrow, then I have to get them mounted and installed.