I Do This For The Glory
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Nobleboro, Maine
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Re: U Joints are a pain
Yes, set the driveshaft in a vise, so the free ends of the U-joint are supported by the vise. Now hit the driveshaft at the base but on the yoke (strongest part). The shaft will travel down while the u-joint stays in the same plece.
Or you can cut the u-joint in half, using a cross pattern and smack the individual ends out.
Either way, add some PB Blaster and/or a little heat and it should come out. I've never seen a joint I couldn't change, it took me 8 hours once to change out a pair, but they came out.