Sometimes when you're fixing a problem with your propeller shaft, the only thing that will help is lubrication. If you have a difficult time getting to your engine and you've got a hard time starting it up, then your bearings and the shaft may need to be lubricated. Some people call this a propeller shaft nut repair.
Sometimes all you need to do is remove the gears, check for leaks, and make sure the bearings are clean. Check for signs of worn out parts, and make sure the propeller shaft is balanced. Sometimes an engine without a propeller isn't the best solution, especially if you're racing. You might be able to just work the engine and have a faster car, but that's not really what you're after.
Steering comes into play a lot, particularly if you're doing a tight turn and you want to be able to stop without hitting a bump. Sometimes a steering pump might get stripped from the prop if the shaft is improperly balanced. Another problem is that when you lose power the steering will lose power, but you can still get the car started by driving it using your power steering and brake.
If you want to fix your steering problems using something as simple as a steering wheel, then you're going to need to oil the shaft and lubricate the ball bearings. Look at the steering wheels for any signs of wear and replace them. Make sure you lubricate the shafts while you're at it.
The best way to fix a propeller shaft problem is to get it started again. Make sure you don't lose power, and then stop the engine. Give the shafts a few minutes to drain and apply some lubricant.
The shafts can be wet, but they should still be working. They're made to move forward, backward, and left and right, and they just can't work correctly if they're not lubricated. Run the engine until you hear a grinding noise, and then apply more lubricant to the shafts. It should run smoothly and stop making that grinding noise.
You can also use a ram to do the job. A ram is a short metal bar that prop users have been using for years to turn their propellers. A ram is basically a longer version of a screwdriver, and it's great for turning the shafts.
When you use a ram, make sure you use it properly. The shafts can get jammed up in the ram, and it doesn't take much to do that. Apply enough force to start the ram and make sure you don't over-torque it. Then you can apply enough force to stop the ram to make sure you don't strip anything.
After the ram has been applied to the shaft, turn the propeller with the ram in place. Make sure you don't over-torque the shaft because it will strip, and then you have to replace the ram. But the next step is easy: After the propeller is turned, turn the shaft with the ram in place.
Keep turning the shaft until you hear a grinding sound again, and then apply a little more pressure. After you apply enough pressure, turn the shaft with the ram in place. That should get the shaft turned back into shape and restart the engine.
There are some great things you can do to help you out with a problem with your propeller shaft. Get rid of the issues and keep your power up!