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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-17-2001, 07:23 PM
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u-joint question??

How do you remove the original front axle u-joints? they dont have the retainer clips, instead it looks like there is a large metal cap. I tried pressing them in a large vice with the socket, but no luck. Also tried to pry the cap off, again nothing. These are 27 years old and really need to be replaced. Any suggestions?


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Re: u-joint question??

There are clips inside the yokes. You need to remove them then use a large socket as a base then a smaller socket (craftsman) to go to town on.Then get a BFH
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Re: u-joint question??

The clips arent visible, only a large metal cap. cant remove the clips or press the socket into it with the metal caps there.

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Re: u-joint question??

the clips are on the inside. heres a picture of what they should look like. ive seen em so rusty that they look like they are not even there. use a fine punch, or flat blade screwdriver to knock them out. rap a few times on the end of the cap you're going for first. that should make it possible to knock that clip off. repeat as necessary.

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Re: u-joint question??

If the clips are there, they are under the metal cap. this is not the end cap of the u-joint, its a large piece of metal that protrudes from the joints. i have replaced u-joints by removing the clips, but these are different.

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Re: u-joint question??

the clips are on the inside of the yoke.. not under the cap. i am sending a pic to your email. it was too big a file for this site, they are a large c-clip.

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thanks, i finally found the clips. almost invisible in there. havent changed these kind yet, guess they will be fun to get out too. off to work

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Re: u-joint question??

heres is another pic of what it looks like. the caps look kinda mushroom like. thats normal.

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