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Re: drive shaft alignment and u-joint destruction
First off, you should never pound out a U-Joint with a hammer. I found out the hard way a long time ago. The ears that hold the cap on the Samurai yoke bend real easy when you beat on them. If they are bent even the least amount, you get bind and rapid wear. The drive shaft is easy to allign. The fixed yoke ears on the drive shaft must be in line with the fixed yoke ears on the other slip yoke. If you lay it on a flat surface with a fixed ear flat, the other fixed ear on the slip yoke should also be flat on the surface. By the way, the GMB U-Joints sold by other ZUK Vendors as the best U-Joint around are available right at your local Advance/Auto Zone/Western Auto parts store for about $9 each. Look at the U-Joint, it will have GMB on it regardless of the box label. They do work pretty well.
TGT - NCO