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lubing the driveshaft slipjoint. what do do about the boot?

The boot covering the slipjoint is crimped on. I think I have a crimper somewhere (but have never had good luck with using it). Can you get the bands at any normal parts store and what are they called or is that a ford only part?
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get yourself some hose clamps.......

just make sure that the screw part of the clamps are 180* from each other on the shaft or it could throw the shaft out of balance......
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good idea. I didnt want to use them for the balance reason, but that would work. Would zip ties work?

what do you call the bolts that hold the ujoints? They have that star pattern, but I need a socket set for them. When I walk into the tool store what should I say I need?
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is the "star" inside the head or is the head the "star"?

if it is inside the head, then it is a Torx bit...
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get yourself some hose clamps.......

just make sure that the screw part of the clamps are 180* from each other on the shaft or it could throw the shaft out of balance......
I didn't know you could use hose clamps. Thanx for the info Maurice.

Now what type of grease do you use on the slip joint?
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yup.....that is what is on mine.....1.5" or 2" i can't remember.....i had to use them when i got my driveshaft shortened....
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not an inside. Its a standard type bolt, but with a different than normal head.
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This has a lot of relevant info in it: 1998+ Ranger Supercab Sip Yoke Lubrication

Try and find some CV boot clamps about the same size as the old clamps and you should be good to go.
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might be a 16 point head......

can you get a picture of it?
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IIRC, the shaft flange bolts are 12mm, 12 point.
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yes they are......good call Joe...
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good one joe! And that service sheet scan is great too!
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good one joe! And that service sheet scan is great too!
It's something I put together a few years ago after reading about so many people wanting to lube the slip yoke.
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