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How to replace a u-joint

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Old 08-21-2010, 09:02 PM
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Lightbulb How to replace a u-joint

remove the driveshaft, and take it to your big vise.

find a socket to fit inside where the cup goes, and squeeze lightly to remove the spring clip



remove from vise, and remove the spring clip


find a larger socket than the cup, but smaller than the driveshaft, place small socket on one side, large on the other, then squeeze it out with the vise, you may need a pipe for leverage. it will go crack twice, then it will shove the cap into the socket









place 1 cup in the drive shaft, turn the new joint in, make sure to face all u joints in the same direction, or they will bind. place 2nd cap on, and squeeze carefully with the vise, until the caps are flush with the outside

squeeze the cap in with the socket until you can see the slot where the spring clip goes, on both sides.


install new spring clips


install grease fitting

bolt it back in the truck, use blue loctite on the nuts to keep them from backing off.

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good luck, as you see, not a hard job, just take your time
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Great work, Charlie....next time put some spaces between the photos ( use the enter key) so you have room for the written directions.
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ok, so..... I do the picture in with paste, then hit enter? they have changed photobucket, and you know me..... slow learner.
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You can also hit "PREVIEW POST" prior to posting it. That way you get to see how it's gonna look when you DO post it and if you don't like it, edit it.

You hit the "ENTER" button here in FTE, not in PhotoBucket. All you will see here is the URL to PhotoBucket. Hit the "ENTER" button as many times as spaces you want
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Good job Charlie, nice vise btw.
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Good job Charlie, nice vise btw.
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thanks. did you notice the 2' x 2' x 3/4" piece of road plate under it?
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