Originally Posted by Modstock
Ive done u-joints before but has anyone done a cardian ?
Got my 2 u-joints with the zerks facing outside and the regular u-joint for the axle end.
I know I could go have this done but I wanna try .
Make sure you mark everything so that it goes back together the same as it was originally. There is a ball and a small spring that preloads the whole setup.
I found that by removing the two end caps that mount towards the yoke end first, will unload the spring and installing them last will make the job a whole lot easier. Once you have removed the caps the rest is just like a normal u-joint removal.
One other thing, there is a cup seal that seals the ball from the elements, you may want to replace it while you are in there and also put a generous amount of grease on the ball and spring.