Re: How do you guys change u-joints?
All I need is a 20 hammer, a visegrip, and a flat screwdriver. No sockets, I just use the old cross once I have it out. It's hard to explain all the little tricks so you dont loose needles, but one of the main ones is to put the first cap in farther than it needs to go, then the cross, so that you can seat the other cap onto the needles and then pound it through to where it needs to be. Also, when putting in the first cap, set it in and put the new cross in place. Now put the old cross underneath(against the new cap) and tap down on the entire yoke assembly. I have always tried to use the least amount of toolage posible when changing u-joints, because if you get spoiled with a shop, how are ya gonna change em out on the trail when they break?