I had other intentions on fixing up my Jeep, but now I'm just fixing it. I had a bad squeal comming from under my ride. Took out the front drive shaft to learn that the noise went away. Inspected the Double Cardan U-joint and noticed the the center ball seal and such were a mess.
I tried following several write-ups on the removal process such as:
I can't seem to remove the first u-joint from it's location. Can someone please help shed some light here. I've used a 19mm socket to try to hammer it out after removing the retaining clips. Do I have to some how remove the caps before it can be removed from it's housing? I'm worried I 'll wreck the u-joint trying to remove the center ball. I know having the right tool for the job helps, but others have done this with just a hammer and socket???
Thanks in advance!