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Unread 02-17-2009, 10:04 AM   #1
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Rear driveshaft U joint question

1988 YJ. The u joint in the rear drive shaft at the transfer case has no straps for removal/installation. Whats the best way to go about getting it off? Thanks

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Unread 02-17-2009, 10:47 AM   #2
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Assuming your Jeep is "stock" you'll need to remove the 4 bolts holding the two straps that secure your drive shaft to the rear differential.
Once removed lower the end of the drive hsaft down and simply slide it out of the tcase.
You'll need to have a catch pan handy as some tcase oil will leak out. Not much, just some.
You'll now need to remove the 4 "C" clips that secure the front u-joint bearing caps and then remove the bearing caps and bad u-joint.
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Unread 02-17-2009, 10:47 AM   #3
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You have to remove the axle end first and then slide it out of the tcase. They you can use a bench vice or socket with hammer to press the U joints out.

Search for u joint replacment. there are several good writeups.

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Unread 02-17-2009, 02:27 PM   #4
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they may be stubborn, but the caps will come off [eventually]
^^^thats a lie.
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Unread 08-17-2011, 01:58 PM   #5
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im doing this to same story but do i need to mark the shaft that goes into the tc?? or soesnt matter if its rotated and putting in
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