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Unread 02-15-2010, 02:08 AM   #16
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Take the snap ring out. Grab a 3/4" socket put it on the cap and hit it with a hammer until the cap slides out. Then pull the u-joint out and then tap the other cap thru. Do the same to install it. You don't need any special tools. You don't even need a vise. BTW learn to do it this way because if you break on a trail this is most likely the way your changing it.
I'm just going to say that with mine, unless you were using a sledge hammer that mine could not be hammered out. I had to cut both in half to get them out. 11 years of salted roads there for you.

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Unread 08-23-2010, 04:16 PM   #17
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when changing the rear u joint will it drain the fluid in my trasnfercase?
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Unread 08-23-2010, 05:01 PM   #18
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when changing the rear u joint will it drain the fluid in my trasnfercase?
No, there is a separate seal. Just slide it right out.
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Unread 08-23-2010, 05:53 PM   #19
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Unread 05-30-2011, 11:32 AM   #20
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This looks like the best way to change em.

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Unread 06-10-2013, 06:45 PM   #21
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Ok, my 02 TJ is making the clunking sound and is now vibrating pretty badly around 55mph when i hit a bump. I am no expert but everyone i talk to that has a jeep or once had one has told me that they had the same problem and it was the U-Joint. so i am going to check it, but i need to know some obvious signs that it is bad. can anyone help me with that.

also i am not a mechanic but i am pretty handy with things is this something that i can do on my own. i would like to do it, but i need to know the risks of doing it myself and potentially killing something.
This seems like the same problem as my 06 TJ. What solved the problem? If u-joints, which one(s)? Did you try anything else without success?

Thank you for your help!!
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Unread 06-11-2013, 07:28 AM   #22
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So, I have a bad U joint on my rear drive shaft. Took the shaft out, pulled the snap rings off and can not press the joint out. I tried with a hammer first and then rented a ball joint press and have it cranked as tight as I can and still nothing. I tried tapping it while under pressure. Haven't tried heat yet because I can't even get to my shed for the torch(too much snow).

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If you're having that much trouble see your local driveline shop before you HAVE to see your local driveline shop.

They aren't going to rape you like a dealer, for example i charge my customers 25 and that includes the spicer joint, not some parts store china.

It doesn't take much to wreck the weld yoke and ruin the clip channel
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Unread 06-11-2013, 08:26 AM   #23
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I had all brand new DontlatDuralast U joints (all I could find in BFE on a Saturday night at 8pm) and they had so much run out that the DS couldn't be balanced (they installed new DS for free so no upsell because I use them so much) so the put in new Spicer U joints. They told me that a lot of the issues people have are from out of spec U joints and that they have found some of the "Made in the USA" to have as bad of specs as the Chinese ones. They also found my DS to be bent a little and they trued it and then balanced it. Cost me a whopping $145 to have it done. Oh and that was for my 3 piece DS for my Crewcab F250 with the 6.0

I had a Double cardigan shaft built for my YJ for @ $55 from a 1ton mid 80's chevy front DS (free for the DS, my brother gave it to me but cost him like $20) which was the cost of shortening the tube, new u joints and balancing it. The tube diameter and wall thickness is way beefier than any XJ you will find and it bolts right in.
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Unread 06-11-2013, 11:22 AM   #24
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I some of the "Made in the USA" to have as bad of specs as the Chinese ones.
You don't have some of the made in USA , for USA joints you have Spicer and Rockwell/meritor that is all you have for USA made joints, and neither of them have issues
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Yeah? I have three Precision #330's Stamped USA that say otherwise. They have so much play new out of the box they couldn't use them and they are going back to NAPA. The Duralast ones actually had less run out and they are going back to autozone to be exchanged for washer fluid or something else tat won't cost me down time when they fail.
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Yeah? I have three Precision #330's Stamped USA that say otherwise. They have so much play new out of the box they couldn't use them and they are going back to NAPA. The Duralast ones actually had less run out and they are going back to autozone to be exchanged for washer fluid or something else tat won't cost me down time when they fail.
Precision hasn't made a joint in YEARS.... is it possible to have a old precision from some slow store that has a non popular joint NOS on their shelf, yes it is however possible.
Precision along with, woods, napa, autozone, moog, neapco, sierra, usa alloy, bickle, advance, pep boys, duralast and lakewood and EVERYONE aside from the 4 listed below ARE ALL using 1 of the 3 china companies

THE ONLY 2 US companies making joints are Spicer and Rockwell/Merritor, there are 2 more, but i wouldn't call specialized companies like longfield and ctm since they are really only doing like 3 particular series

Your driveline shop not telling you to send them duralasts back and use spicer or R/M says volumes.........

Remember something, selling that crap napa is selling i can buy at $2 a piece and you bought them for probably $15 $20...
So the presicion and all the rest listed i can buy at dollar store prices, but i choose to sell a joint that makes me cents...
Think about why someone would do that, cast off the $18 profit per joint for a $1 or $3, you see autozone, napa aren't doing that neither are the others.
Everything in napa is china, except the oil and cleaning products
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Well according to the box it was manufactured on February 19, 2013 at 23:38 hrs, MADE IN THE USA and a division of Federal Mogul.
Yellow box, blue letting and is a 330 u joint. (?) 015-2085-0 and the UPC # is 746079013403
So short of posting a picture (which won't happen until they fix the stupid plug in) what else can I say? It is different from the Spicer u joint in terms of forging marks, tooling marks and physical dimensions.

Read it again. They GAVE ME NEW SPICER U JOINTS. I took back the dontlastduralast. They will not use any thing other than Spicer u joints.

Fwiw, Carquest is now selling Spicer u joints as their stocks of other brands are depleted.
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Well according to the box it was manufactured on February 19, 2013 at 23:38 hrs, MADE IN THE USA


Fwiw, Carquest is now selling Spicer u joints as their stocks of other brands are depleted.
Wow really , THE BOX was made in the US.

I suspect carquest is only doing that because of china shipping issues, though I'd like to think otherwise but I doubt it.
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Unread 08-02-2013, 11:08 AM   #29
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Need some quick help. I'm replacing my U joints and when I was pressing out the joint I seem to have damaged the yoke from where the joint was pressed too far and made a slight grove in the yoke. Is this something I can just file down or no? Thanks
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Unread 08-02-2013, 11:52 AM   #30
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I have filed before but depends on how feel groove is
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