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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-07-2003, 06:40 PM
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Front Suspension

I went out wheelin' and broke the passengers side front axle u-joint (Closest to the pumkin) and the forks that hold the u-joint.

The Shaft coming out of the pumkin is still holding the u-joint and seems to be find.

I wanted to know if anyone knows how to take that damn u-joint out the forks. Theres no bolts. Any help would be really great!

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 09-07-2003, 08:37 PM
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Re: Front Suspension

the "forks" unfamiliiar term.
do you meen hwo to remove U joint form the shaft?
its held in by "C" clips, and after those are remvoed it presses off.
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post #3 of (permalink) Old 09-07-2003, 09:23 PM
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Sorry, yes I was refering to the axle shaft split (Which I just call the fork) where it connects to the u-joint.

Thanks for info on the C clamp!
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 09-07-2003, 09:32 PM
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Re: Front Suspension

Well I hate to tell you this but you will probably need to take the entire left side axle out and the third member. You could possibly get the joint out but getting a new one in will be very diffiecult if not impossible. I have never tried to replace just the joint without taking it apart so if I am wrong, better for you. To get the old joint out there are two C clips holding it in. They are on the inside of the yoke/fork. They may be covered in crap so they will be difficult to see. Pry them off. Then you need to use an impact socket or something like it, that is slightly smaller than the cap of the joint. Bang the joint/cap out from one side and then bang it back the other way to get the other cap out and the joint. Hope that helps.
post #5 of (permalink) Old 09-08-2003, 05:40 PM
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Re: Front Suspension

That is the most common break I have seen and heard of on the D44 TTB (Twin Traction Beam) IFS Independant Front Suspender). Fill out your bio so we know how you are set-up. You can swap in a D50 inner axel with larger joints, u-joint and slip. Much beefier! There's a search here for that thread.
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