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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-10-2003, 07:13 PM Thread Starter
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u joint question

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i'm installing some new u joints. i spilled the needle bearing. i picked them all up and cleaned them off the best i could. i got them all back in order in the cap.

now, after i've done all that, should i just throw it out and buy a new one or will i be okay even if there is a small spec or two of dirt.

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Re: u joint question

Man it sucks when that happens...just buying a new one would probably be your best bet, but to answer your question yes you can still use it but chances are the life of that U-joint have been shortened a bit. I'd put a bunch of grease through it or if not a greaseable u-joint pack that cap that full pretty good.
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Re: u joint question

Can tell you this you are not the first person to do that. I've done it a few time's, I hate to say. If you find all of the needle bearings they will be hard to get back in all lined up. If they go in easy you are missing one. In my case I just clean them as best as I was able, regreased them and used it. But do what make you comfortable. [img]images/graemlins/spank.gif[/img]
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