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post #1 of 4 Old 03-24-2013, 08:18 PM Thread Starter
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axel shaft u joint problem

So I am doing my axel shaft u joint and I got it all out and was putting it back together and one of my bearing cup's will not seat to the point where I can get the snap ring on. The old u joint bearing cap was also not seated and had no snap ring in place. Does this mean there is a problem with my axel shaft and I need a new one to do this job right.

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post #2 of 4 Old 03-25-2013, 08:12 AM
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Usually it means you have one of the needles lying in the bottom of the cup.

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post #3 of 4 Old 03-25-2013, 07:58 PM
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x2 on the needle falling off of the side of the cup as it was installed.
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post #4 of 4 Old 03-25-2013, 09:08 PM Thread Starter
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Not the needle checked all good. Talked to my drivline shop today and my guy there said that sometimes the ears can get a little tweeked to fix it just open it up just a little bit with a punch. will be trying that on wed when I can get back to working on the jeep
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