2wd 48re extension housing bushing

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  1. Bad Azp Performance

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    05 48re
    1 piece driveshaft - found out the previous owner had the shaft 3/4 of an in too long, dust boot on seal kept riding on shoulder of slip joint yoke which would end up pulling the seal out of the housing.
    This last time the housing bushing walked out also.
    I removed the bushing but before installing the new one i cant see past the output shaft to determine the orientation of the drain/fill hole in the bushing.
    There is a half circle at about the 7 o'clock position that reaches all of the way to the seal seat.
    There is a hole inside the housing at about the 1 o'clock position that is significantly bigger and a lot closer to the bushing hole size and location when installed.
    The service manual doesn't even show this bushing or explain its installation.
    Ive been told the bushing hole goes at the 6 AND the 12 o'clock positions so hoping for some actual concrete evidence on the subject.
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    New bushing on removal tool (shows drain/fill hole)
    old bushing x2
    1 o'clock postion hole (almost looks like a W or toothe in the middle of it
    7 o'clock half circle
    Thanks
     
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    rottenronnie Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks for posting.
     
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    Guess i forgot my question lol
    Does anyone know the orientation of the bushing hole inside the tail housing?
     
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    rottenronnie Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    General rule: Line up the hole with any other hole, slot or groove.
     
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    With the output shaft in there you cant see where the hole/groove is.....
     
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    rottenronnie Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Anywhere between 5 and 7 o'clock according to my 48RE Guru.
     
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    Well that sucks, i found 2 at pickapart, pulled bushing and both were at 12 oclock so thats where i installed it.
    Now i cant get it back out, tool is too short.
     
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    Just spoke with him and he said if it is in at 12 o'clock, it won't create an issue...
    5 to 7 is ideal
    12 will work