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Old 12-23-2010
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Binding U-Joint

Rear u joint is binding. ill be crusing and get a moderate thump in the shaft even got a loud bang last night. pulled over and put it in neutral and checked the play in the joint it wiggled quite a bit.

Is a autozone 9.99 joint just complete trash or what
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I've had better luck with NAPA joints .
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I just picked up a Spicer at the local drive shaft place
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U joints are typically very cheap anyways.
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just make sure you get 1 that you can put a grease nipple into 1 of the caps
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Hey guys, Just knew to the forum and I'm trying to diagnose a weird jump my 06 FX4 Level 2 has when I'm cruising at constant speeds, it's a five speed... Anyway, sorry to hi-jack the thread but I was wondering how much play if any the u-joint should have in it...

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No, there should be no play in them. Maybe OEM joints are really good or Ive just been lucky. mine are 11 years old and still have no play in them.
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There should be no play at all. OEM joints typically last 10 years. Just get aftermarkets with some grease fittings. should be about $11 a piece.
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