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Discussion in 'Under the Hood' started by Ryan1, October 8, 2002.

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  1. Ryan1

    Ryan1 Well-Known Member

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    Ok ive done plenty of work on my trucks in the past, rebuilt motors, installed lifts....big stuff

    But one thing that I have never done is a Ujoint. I hear they are pretty damn easy. But seeing that I have never done one before Im not sure what to do on the explorer

    I was replacing ball joints and saw how rusted my Ujoints were and thought that I should replace them too

    Anybody care to enlighten me

    Thanks
    Ryan
     
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  3. 88vert

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    Hello Ryan

    They are real easy ryan,I think we talked about this before one side is real easy and the other side I made a special clamp to do it while it is under the truck.Got anybody helping?
     
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    well I did my drives side ball joints last saturday and I just pull the front drive axel all the way out and I was playing around with the U joint and it had some play in it

    How exctally do I get the old U joint off to put the new one in.

    Ryan
     
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    I use a vise and a c-clamp and a couple of sockets.Whaen you get the old ones out use some sandpaper in the holes where the u-joints came out of.There is a c-clip you will have to take out before you can press them through there should be one on each u-joint:)
     
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    JamminG4Jim Elite Explorer

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    You can do it over here if you want to.
    The big vise should hold the driveshaft just fine.
    Are you getting joints you can grease or not?
    Let me know.
    Jim
     






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