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Unread 05-07-2013, 12:51 PM   #1
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Need help putting Tom Woods rear DS back together

I was changing all my u-joints on my rear DS. Decided to re-grease the slip joint after reading some posts on clunking noises. I pulled the male/female joint apart, it took some effort. There seemed like a lot of grease still there.

I need help putting it back together, as the rubber seal on the female end makes it a tight fit. The male end is too wide to insert into the female end (insert "that's what she said" here). See pictures.

I've tried forcing it. Help appreciated.

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Unread 05-08-2013, 01:19 PM   #2
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I'd call Woods. I don't think his are meant to come apart.
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