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Old 12-21-2006
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u-joint install..

this was my first time replacing a u-joint on the truck, or even ever for that matter. i got a brand new greasable one i must say it was A LOT easier than i expect providing you have the right socket! for those who do it its a 12mm 12point socket and you NEED an impact gun. heck if my camera had some batteries i would show you how bad the old u-joint really is, i mean there are absolutley no needle bearings left the sleeves are cracked in some areas, and not to mention but i also ended up breakin my vice! yes thats right my vice. i was tightening the u-joint plate into the vice and SNAP! goes the vice, but i still managed with a hammer and some really big sockets. if i find any batteries before it gets to late ill get some pics up of the damage.


well this install went great and made my day, thanks for reading thought i would share my day with you guys!
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mine was a pain in the ****....i went through 2 u joints....

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u-joints arnt bad.
i wrote a how to for it on the site.
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mine was a pain in the ****....i went through 2 u joints....

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how du u go thru two u-joints?? not to sound like an ***...
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u-joints arnt bad.
i wrote a how to for it on the site.

yea i saw, nice job!! in my case though it helps to have a bigger and stronger vice....
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Old 12-25-2006
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alright heres the pics of the u-joint.....this is what ive been driving with ever since i first got the truck, which was in june. thats how i pulled it out. no needle bearings! stupid ungreasable crap.





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yepper sucks since i owned my truck for 3 years been threw 2 rear u-joints and 1 front one...
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i have yet to do the front u-joints, they wont be dont untill i get the front re-geared and the axle shafts are out, then ill upgrade and also do the axle shaft mod and put full circle clips instead of the pos half circle ones.
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