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Old 04-03-2018, 04:03 PM   #1
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Driveshaft bolts sheared off from transaxle

'99 5 spd. So the bolts holding the driver's side driveshaft to the transmission worked their way loose and the driveshaft broke off. My question is on the transmission side of where the driveshaft bolts to. It's the piece with the 6 threaded holes. Can this piece be removed while the transmission is still in the car?

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Old 04-03-2018, 04:16 PM   #2
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'99 5 spd. So the bolts holding the driver's side driveshaft to the transmission worked their way loose and the driveshaft broke off. My question is on the transmission side of where the driveshaft bolts to. It's the piece with the 6 threaded holes. Can this piece be removed while the transmission is still in the car?
Yes. You will need to drain trans. I would recommend a new seal while ur at it. There is instruction available, but if 2 of the holes opposite each other are still functional then place a flat piece of steel (large screwdriver etc) behind the axle flange to protect the trans and using 2 bolts drive the hub out. There is a steel circlip that will need to be replaced.

This might help. Help identifying Transmission axle flange

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Old 04-03-2018, 10:02 PM   #3
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'99 5 spd. So the bolts holding the driver's side driveshaft to the transmission worked their way loose and the driveshaft broke off. My question is on the transmission side of where the driveshaft bolts to. It's the piece with the 6 threaded holes. Can this piece be removed while the transmission is still in the car?
Are the holes intact? Hard to tell in the picture. If they are, and you just need to remove the remains of the bolts, might be easier to just pull the old bolts out. Unless of course, if you are due for new Unicorn blood anyway, then pulling the hub housing might be the better bet.

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Old 04-04-2018, 07:26 AM   #4
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I had this same thing happen shortly after buy my 986, yes it can be removed and replaced.
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Old 04-13-2018, 05:10 PM   #5
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I bought a used (Ebay) Flanged Axle Shaft and had my mechanic switch it out. He used new bolts with threadlock torqued to spec. Thanks to all for the responses! Car is running fine now.

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