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1980 Corvette: Service Bulletin: Propeller Shaft Assemblies

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Subject: Propeller Shaft Assemblies
Model and Year: 1980 Corvettes euipped with automatic transmissions
Source: Chevrolet Dealer Sevice Bulletin
Bulletin Number: 80-I-67, Section IV
Date: July, 1980


Some early 1980 Corvettes equipped with automatic transmissions were produced with either of two different propeller shaft assemblies.  The difference between these assemblies is the size of their U joints.

If U joint replacement becomes necessary, the correct U joint can be determined by measuring across the flats of the tube yoke (the yoke welded to the tube, front and rear).  If this dimension (outside to outside) is 3.88 inches, use U joint repair kit P/N 1482672; if dimension is 3.50 inches, use U joint repair kit P/N 386451.

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1980 Corvette: Service Bulletin: Propeller Shaft Assemblies

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