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    This isnít good is it?

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    Re: This isnít good is it?

    The more I look the more i find. A lot of work done so far before I got it but it need a lot of tlc to be right. Not sure how hard it would be to replace a u joint here but any help much appreciated. Itís not exactly a drive shaft.....it is, but...

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    Re: This isnít good is it?

    Looks like the caps are broken off that u-joint, and the needle bearings are exposed. I've never seen anything like that. You probably just need a new u-joint. I would do both sides though, as they are likely the same age. $40 and you should be good.

    Maybe sand and paint while you're in there

    Those Ujoint's aren't hard to replace - the same difficulty as replacing them in your driveshaft. When you pull out the axles, try to keep them clean, so that when you put them back in you don't put a bunch of dirt and debris in there.
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    Re: This isnít good is it?

    Not exactly sure how to pull the front axels but Iíll learn !!

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    Re: This isnít good is it?

    I believe you just unbolt the hub, then you can pull the axles out. It may be worthwhile to spray some penetrating oil on them tonight, then do the work tomorrow.


    There are axle seals inside the axle that the axle shaft sits in, try not to damage them when you put the axle back in. The axle shaft goes down the middle of the axle tube, and there is essentially a rubber washer on the other end (near the diff) that holds the fluid in the diff, and keeps it from leaking out the end of the axle tube. When you go to reinsert the axle shaft, you'll want to try and hold it to the center of the tube, and push it through that axle seal. This sounds worse than it is - just don't beat the axle back in with a hammer and you'll be fine.


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    Re: This isnít good is it?

    No but U-joints can be replaced.


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    Re: This isnít good is it?

    Ok thanks for the help guys!!!
    inmigjt want to consider all u joints as Iím sure they are all same age as well.

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    Re: This isnít good is it?

    If you are going that route. Some companies offer a u-joint package for a vehicle. Saved $20 or so.


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    Re: This isnít good is it?

    Yea. Got all of them from Moog. 100$ for every u joint.

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