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Need Help Installing U-Joints...?

I'm installing new u-joints in my rear driveshaft and don't quite understand my manuals. I understand how to get the off, but how do I put the new ones back in? Thanks a bunch!

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Re: Need Help Installing U-Joints...?

Well if you have a vise this will be very easy.
You have the u-joint out so take the caps off the new joint
and place the cross in the shaft then place one cap in the shaft, place in vise and close on cap untill seated u may have to use a socket to seat it all the way then install clip and repeat with other caps. well thats it hope it works out ok

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Take opposing bearing cups off CAREFULLY. Make sure all the needle bearings stay in the cups. Put that part of the u-joint into the driveshaft yoke as far as it'll go, then the opposite side should swing into the opposite side of the yoke. Center the u-joint in the yoke, and place the bearing cups you took off on the u-joint. Press the caps onto the u-joint with a vice or big c-clamp. Use two sockets slightly smaller than the yoke to "center" the u-joint in the yoke so you can put the retaining clips into the grooves. If you don't have a vice or c-clamp, I have tapped them in with a hammer, but be darned sure that all the needle bearings are in place, which you should do anyway. It doesn't hurt to put a little, not a lot, of grease inside the bearing cup to help hold the needle bearings in place. Make sure that you "aim" the grease zerk in a direction that you'll be able to get a grease gun to it; I believe you need it pointing towards the center of the driveshaft on both the pumpkin and t-case ends. I would go check on mine but I don't have the ambition right now, sorry.

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