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Installation Of U Joints

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Pikemaster101

Working on replacing the back U joint on the front drive shaft of my 2001 Silverado took the drive shaft out from under the truck but now I can not figure out how to get the U joint off the drive shaft any one have any suggestions?

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Jeremy airjer W

Does that have the two u-joints (dual cardan) setup? If it does a trip to a machine shop may be the best.

If not, typically they inject a urethane into a passage to lock the u-joint into place. you can see the spots on either side of each u-joint where it has been injected. A torch will be required to melt the urethane out of those passages so that the u-joint can be removed.

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icefishingdude

I'll second airjer, all the trucks I have owned ('97 F150/'97 Silv/99 Silv)have been single U-joint vehicles(well each end of course, so 2..but, anyways) and have required a torch and a hammer.

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Jeremy airjer W

If they do have the urethane heat them up outside. The fumes will make your eyes water and throat burn.

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