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Unread 02-21-2014, 10:03 PM   #46
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Maybe the treads got messed up. Next time you are at the parts store grab a pack of them and try to put a new one in. Otherwise it's just a dirt collector hole.
I was able to get another grease zerk today and got it put in there. So how important is it to actually grease that joint up? Will it get messed up/wear out if I don't grease it or is it mostly for more suspension travel offroad?

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Unread 02-24-2014, 06:29 PM   #47
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grease it. it keeps em quiet and makes em last
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Unread 02-25-2014, 02:34 PM   #48
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Hey so I'm installing the u-joints into my new axle shafts and I don't know how to put in these full circle clips. I saw something on another site where the guy put them on before installing the u-joint into the yoke. Do I have to press it back out now or can I just stretch it over? All I got is regular and needle nose pliers, none of those special retaining clip ones.
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Unread 02-25-2014, 05:13 PM   #49
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Called snap ring pliers, I advise getting a good pair as they come in handy. They make tons of different sized ones as well.
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Unread 02-25-2014, 05:47 PM   #50
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Called snap ring pliers, I advise getting a good pair as they come in handy. They make tons of different sized ones as well.
I 2nd this
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Unread 02-25-2014, 06:05 PM   #51
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Called snap ring pliers, I advise getting a good pair as they come in handy. They make tons of different sized ones as well.
3rd it. You can get a cheap china pos for $5 at most places, it might be good enough for those snap rings. A good high quality pair is a good investment though

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Unread 02-26-2014, 06:37 PM   #52
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Ok long story, but I'm new to u-joints and such, and I destroyed one of the washers that holds the cap. What is this called and where can I find it? It's an Alloy USA x-joint; I'm not sure if it's a universal part, but I assumed it would be since it's just a washer. Advance Auto didn't have it though. I'd appreciate it if you guys could steer me in the right direction.
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Unread 02-27-2014, 03:10 PM   #53
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Nevermind about the washer. Alloy USA was kind enough to send me a replacement. I think it was called the thrust washer... Well at least I can replace the passenger side in the meantime which is the side that's broken. Lesson learned!
Edit: Alloy USA sent me a brand new u-joint shipped to my door free of charge! All I needed was the washer, but now I have a spare u-joint that would probably be capable of functioning if I needed it to. Some high quality customer service!
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Unread 03-04-2014, 08:04 PM   #54
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All right, I got the axles installed and threw in some new brake pads in the front and greased up the slide pins in the calipers. I had to press the caliper piston with a c-clamp in order to get the brakes back on, which I'm pretty sure is normal. I went for a little test drive and the abs light was on and braking power felt very weak. I pumped the brakes a few times but it was still the same. Any ideas? I try to post my questions here now rather than making a thread or struggling to find another thread that addresses the same issue.
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Unread 03-04-2014, 08:36 PM   #55
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Kinda an obvious one but, when you clamped your caliper, did you overflow your reservoir and are you now low on fluid perhaps?
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Unread 03-05-2014, 01:28 AM   #56
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Seams odd it'd feel week, maybe try bleeding the brakes just in case. I don't see how you could have damaged the caliper unless it was already getting bad
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Unread 03-05-2014, 06:23 PM   #57
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I think I'm good on fluid, I just topped it off recently. It felt better today, but as soon as I hit the brakes the abs light comes on. Is the abs light just the general code for anything wrong with the brake system?
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Unread 03-05-2014, 06:31 PM   #58
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I think I'm good on fluid, I just topped it off recently. It felt better today, but as soon as I hit the brakes the abs light comes on. Is the abs light just the general code for anything wrong with the brake system?
ABS light comes on due to an issues with ABS, you'll still have regular braking power.
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Unread 03-05-2014, 09:13 PM   #59
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Your new shafts probably don't have tone rings. Hence the ABS light
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Unread 03-07-2014, 08:17 PM   #60
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Your new shafts probably don't have tone rings. Hence the ABS light
You're absolutely right, that was the problem.
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